Tick, Tock…

Last Friday, I stayed after work an extra 45 minutes. I was chatting with my friend, Mike, and the conversation was on a roll. It was one of those conversations that are usually fuelled by alcohol, although this one was not. We talked about life, friends, family, mortality and things we wanted to do “one…

Sucker-punched by Loss

What is the time frame to get over the loss of someone you love? Is there a point where you say it doesn’t hurt anymore? My brother passed away 27 years ago; he was only 22 years old. I often think of the life he missed out living; so many things he never got to…

New Beginnings

Tomorrow I start a new job. It’s funny how the working life affects the creative life. For years, I had a routine that seemed to work very well. I would write and/or read on my commute to work, taking tiny steps towards a project. If I had a deadline, I would also do some work…

Genius Project Update #11

The temptation was to put off writing my update for November so soon because I had just posted my update for October, but if I’ve learned anything it’s don’t put things off. Time has a way of interfering with the best intentions. Usually when I’m late posting an update, it’s because I’m having a challenging…

Genius Project Update #10

Wow.  I am late getting my October update out.  Usually, the later my update the worse the current month is going; which means that November should have been pretty bad.  But it wasn’t.  I had started this update early in November and then got distracted.  So here is October’s update.  November will follow soon.  I…