Opportunity Costs

Opportunity Costs

This past weekend was supposed to be a very productive one; I had plans to do some yard work, clean up several rooms of the house, start reading a new book, and hopefully get some writing done on one of my two literary projects. Instead, I did little more than watch...
Weary

Weary

Over the past few days my mental state has been fairly low, dipping and staying beneath my “normal.” A combination of stressors has me feeling like my brain is in overdrive, trying to run across molasses – I can’t run fast enough to actually get...
Playing Well with Others

Playing Well with Others

Very occasionally an entry in the Self-Reflection category begins with a warning – or at least a cautionary note – that the contents are more sensitive than other content, and will not be to everyone’s taste or interest, even for those who otherwise follow the...
Nervewracked

Nervewracked

Several days ago I made the conscious decision to rework my Wasteland posts into a novella-length book to be published, hopefully on Amazon if not also at local retailers. It was a big decision, and one not lightly made, because it represented a big shift in my...
Wallpapers

Wallpapers

For nearly seven years I had the same lockscreen wallpaper on my phone, greeting me every time I checked the time, answered a text, or checked my calendar. I’m largely a creature of habit and routine, and so when I find a configuration or setting I like, I am...
PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

Though I’ve had the PoeticsOnline.net domain name since 2003, it wasn’t until one year ago that I started seriously posting content, kicking things off with a large site redesign and blank slate on which to write. While I often wrote poetry or short...