Being A Writer Has Made Me A Bad Wife, Dog Mom, Housekeeper & Employee

Writing takes up a lot of mental real estate. You need room for characters to be born and mature. You’re always observing–people, the environment, situations–for beautiful descriptions, interesting turns of phrase, or plot inspiration. If you’re outlining or revising a story, your mind is completely overtaken by the minutiae of perfecting your plot. Without warning, … Continue reading Being A Writer Has Made Me A Bad Wife, Dog Mom, Housekeeper & Employee

Beware the Quiet Ones: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of Shy People

I have always hated the saying, “it’s always the quiet ones.” After a mass shooting or a despicable murder, this is a common refrain. Reporters interview neighbors who knew the suspect and they usually mention how unassuming the killer was. He was quiet and kept to himself. I can’t recall any specific events or words … Continue reading Beware the Quiet Ones: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of Shy People

Why You Have More In Common With Drug Addicts Than You Think

Certain people are very easy to judge. Bad reputations remain unchallenged. Opinion becomes truth. It’s easy to judge a drug addict, for example. We’ve all heard and perhaps repeated common beliefs about such people: they’re weak, selfish, self-destructive, they’ll do anything for a hit, they don’t care about the people who love them. I disagree … Continue reading Why You Have More In Common With Drug Addicts Than You Think