Weathering Writer’s Block and the Weather

I'm in a spot of trouble at the moment. You see, I am almost entirely certain that my ability to write creatively, and to write well, derives its power from the inverse of the amount of sunlight I am receiving.  That is, the less summer sun and summer heat the better.  Aware that I haven't… Continue reading Weathering Writer’s Block and the Weather

Prompt #7: The Rocket Ship

Here's the second installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started last Monday.  Today I bring you a poem entitled "Hyper-space", which is my take on Sunday's prompt: "The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on it’s way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away." Now this is not 500 words, like… Continue reading Prompt #7: The Rocket Ship

Top Ten “Gotta Do’s” on my Bucket List

I have been giving some thought to it and at long last decided (Yes!) to create my bucket list. Mind you, this list is not an "At Least Get It Done Before You Die" List.  Rather, this is a "You Gotta Do This" list.  The point being to live my life to the fullest, and not… Continue reading Top Ten “Gotta Do’s” on my Bucket List

Prompt #1: Outside the Window

In order to get into the writing groove and start practicing for writing fiction, I have decided to spend some time every day writing 500 words on a small prompt.  I will try to make it as close to 500 words for every prompt, poem or otherwise.  Might be fiction, might be narrative nonfiction.  An… Continue reading Prompt #1: Outside the Window

Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye.  This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Yesterday morning I was awakened by yelling and brazen threats coming from the mouth of my elderly neighbor.  We'll call him George.  George has a habit of picking fights with homeless men and women who - every so often - will come around to sift through the dumpsters for cans and food. Now before we… Continue reading De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

A short while back I was searching for a good book on the art and technique of writing, not simply to write a novel or a short story, but on the art of writing itself.  Lo and behold, I found a book with a title very similar to my initial query. The Craft of Writing,… Continue reading Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming

I'll admit it.  I woke up this morning and when I sat down to write a post for AKA.CLouise,  I had nothing.  In fact, less than no idea on what to write, I just didn't want to write.  I felt empty somehow, like I was missing something, and like I was meant to be somewhere… Continue reading Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming