Reading, for a change

What are you reading? I am still finishing Roddy Doyle's Smile (I have been writing lots). The story mentions abuse by Christian Brothers. A similar situation came to light here in Canada; it was one of many, which came to light around that time. I gave up my faith then. I stopped being and calling … Continue reading Reading, for a change

Almost every day

I am writing almost a new poem or some verse a day. As mentioned in the past, I take Transit to work Monday to Friday-it's a long trek. I have plenty of time to read or write. I have been writing more often than not of late. I stopped writing poetry in my early 20s. … Continue reading Almost every day

Returning

I am reading a fantasy novel, Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Chronicles, which I haven’t read since I was 15 (a long time ago). I barely remember the plot, never mind the details; it’s strange how little of the story I remember. The story is a fast read. I started late last night, and I am … Continue reading Returning

Beginning to normalize

I am back at it. Back at work, back at reading and writing regularly. To say life has been strange would be an understatement. The Covid isolation over this past year messed with my head. Although I didn't feel depressed, all the signs weren't in a good space. So I stopped, or almost ceased, reading … Continue reading Beginning to normalize

Going along for the ride

Life is doing its thing. It’s moving ever forward, though every day seems the same. I don’t feel like I am in a rut, but life sure is. Except for the odd run to the drug store and going into work some days, I don’t do much. Everything I am doing is home bound. I … Continue reading Going along for the ride

Plugging along…

How are things? How are you holding up? Those are the big questions these days, what with everything going on. These are strange times. If one would have asked me at the start of the year, I could not see this coming – this lock down due to Covid-19; not in a million years. Since … Continue reading Plugging along…

Delving deep

This only first draft, so my goal for this year is to get it all out. I want to complete the first run and get the story on paper with all the chapters. Already, I can observe that snippets of the story will need to be reorganized to help with story flow. Right now, there … Continue reading Delving deep

My week and how I spend it

The sky is getting lighter earlier in the mornings and later in the evenings. It’s been overcast a lot, so I cannot say that it is getting brighter. It’s supposed to be sunny here most of this weekend; however, I see nothing but clouds over head. Perhaps, the cloud cover will burn off later. I … Continue reading My week and how I spend it

I didn’t do much of anything over the holidays

I had twelve days off at Christmas including weekends, and I didn't do much of anything. Prior to the holidays, I had lots of plans to write. I relaxed instead. In hindsight, I think I was too burnt out to do much. It has been extremely busy at work. It still is now that I … Continue reading I didn’t do much of anything over the holidays

More philosophical ramblings

I’m convinced in our own little ways we are all fucked up. The reason I am bring this up is because I am reading a novel and I noted that everyone seems to be flawed in some way. It got me thinking. I am not perfect either, and then I got to thinking that none … Continue reading More philosophical ramblings

I am reading Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

I am reading a book Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. It's about a gay guy who's tired of being that "gay guy" around school, so his solution is to switch schools and to pretend to be straight (Or not to be out though not necessarily back in the closet - I don't get it, but … Continue reading I am reading Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Working for the man (the same old routine)

It's weird. I do the same old routine; Monday through Friday, I go to work (I got to pay them bills). Don't a lot of us? On weekends, I generally stay home. I either clean the condo or I write, or read (reading is the converse of writing which one requires to hone ones craft). … Continue reading Working for the man (the same old routine)