It’s a challenge to write. Every morning waking up with the determination to write. Or getting home after work to devote time to writing. Or to crawling into bed so you can write for a short moment before going to sleep. No matter when you do writing it’s always a challenge. A challenge to be […]

The first time I can remember someone using a watch for something more than a thing which tells time was in the 1987 film, Dragnet. I was only a kid mind you, but when a young Tom Hanks started watching TV from his wristwatch I was mesmerized. Later on, I was disappointed to find out […]

More than a week ago it happened again. Ten dead in a high school in Texas.  Again grief described as overwhelming. The pain is unbelievable. The astonishing act. The hero who risked his or her life to save many. Again the pit of my stomach turns as I swipe through the headlines on my phone. […]

This past week I experienced something I never experienced before on Medium. A  successful and popular article . Cue the confetti. In this article, I will detail every methodical step I took to achieve sheer popularity on Medium. How I received acceptance from my fellow writers. I will write how this validation finally made me […]

Scene from Trumbo (2015) film.

5:30 AM. I creep out of bed fighting the urge to crawl back in. Resisting the urge to snuggle between the warm sheets. Fighting the urge to keep my head resting on my fluffy pillow. Instead, I shuffle my way toward the bathroom where I take to pee and take a shower. I let the […]

Scene from the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

About three months ago I resolved to start using Google’s  URL Shortener  service. It was free and offered basic analytics allowing me to track the number of clicks for my shortened URLs. I had hoped Google might one day incorporate https://goo.gl/ into Google’s massive and powerful Google Analytics program. Google is, after all, an ad […]

Picture of two hands typing on a typewriter.

I stopped writing for a long time because I focused on perfection. Instead of filling an empty page with content. I filled it with my frustration. I had already written a novel. So far my first and only book. Every time I tried to write something else I would get stuck. I stopped because of […]