Enthroning Emotions

We all have them. That friend who analyzes every sentence, turning it from something we meant as harmless into a hostile attack against them. That person we have to walk on eggshells around or risk being accused of disregarding their emotions.  The guy or girl who won’t take a hint or even an outright “no” whether it’s for a request to hang out or a project they want us to work on.

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Receiving​ Hope

Dear Friend, I met my most recent friend because of a spreadsheet. I gave her assistance, which took some time because my Excell skills are still somewhere at the equivalent of 2nd grade math. We’ve talked several times now and yesterday, she gave me back my life. At least it feels that way. At fifteen,…

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Suceeding: One Bit at a Time​

This doesn’t have to be what you look like in your life now. This is who you are in you’re ideal life. This is the kind of person who can spring out of bed early and go at it, without contending. Just have fun with it. I’m giving you permission to dream.

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Do You Feel Insignificant?

Dear Friend, Do you feel insignificant? It’s easy to do. Right now, I’m sitting, surrounded by Texas Pastureland. It’s peaceful out here. I’ve even punched off the music so I can just enjoy the silence. I’m also reading a book, ironically about focusing, which I’ve stopped to write you. After this, I want to go…

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Lending a Hand

Dear Friend, I’ve been reading a book: a memoir of sorts, called “On a Pedestal.” It was written by a friend of mine, Bessie David, using recordings of her Grandmother’s stories. This woman recounts living through the prohibition, the depression, WWII and so on. I can’t tell you exactly because I haven’t finished the book…

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Use What You’ve Got!

Dear Friend, Tomorrow, I begin recording my first audio drama project. I’ve never actually done an audio drama. I’ve recorded as a voice actor. I’ve created a layered song of my voice, overlapping the songs. This was done about ten years ago. Tomorrow, I begin working with 20 actors and one audio editor to recreate…

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Be Kind to You

Dear Friend, You are a fantastic person. You have so many talents, skills, and quirks that make you, well, you. But you are only one person. So be kind to yourself. It’s okay that your housekeeping isn’t perfect. It’s okay that there is a mouse in your house or a bug on your rug. You…

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Tell Me Your Story

know you’re busy. I know you have people who need your attention. I know writing is tough, that plotlines evaporate, you take false turns and forget where you were taking a sentence. I know, because I’m a writer too. I’m tired. My head hurts. I don’t know where to take the story next. I have all the same difficulties that you do. Guess what? We’re not alone over here. 

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My Last Day on Earth

Dear Friend, I thought about the answer to the classic “If today was your last day, what would you do?” But I’ve never considered, what would I say, and more specifically, what would I say to you, Friend, who may know me very well or not at all. We may not know each other by…

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