A Life Unfulfilled: The Assassination of JFK 50 Years Later

A Life Unfulfilled: The Assassination of JFK 50 Years Later

50 years ago today, our country was thrown into shocked chaos and stunned mourning by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I watched CBS Sunday Morning earlier in the week. They had several segments about this horrific event in American history. What has remained with me, though, was the opinion piece about how the … Continue reading

Thoughts from a Frazzled NaNoWriMo Writer

Thoughts from a Frazzled NaNoWriMo Writer

This year, I decided to embrace NaNoWriMo with gusto. I cut back on my blogging – personal and professional – and haven’t accepted new clients for website content, resumes, and LinkedIn set-ups. I have focused on creative writing and jumped into waters of self-discovery head first. I was inspired from a visit by author Jennifer Egan, … Continue reading

Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing can be tough. I have hit the writer’s block head-on, stunned by the impact. When I am literally at a loss for words, procrastination affects my time management. When I designate a block of time to work on my creative writing, something or someone creates an unforeseen distraction; a distraction I willingly accept. When … Continue reading

InfoGraphic: Tips for Completing a First Draft

InfoGraphic: Tips for Completing a First Draft

Overcoming the Blank Page Syndrome – Writers understand the struggle of completing a first draft. The blank page is intimidating, even for a seasoned writer. Time and again, I hear the sage advice to just sit down and write. Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t. I have to fight the urge to stay focused. I … Continue reading

Still Dreaming – Remembering the March on Washington –

Still Dreaming – Remembering the March on Washington –

Today marks the 50th anniversary on the March on Washington. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dared to dream out loud, creating non-violent social change using the power of words. This was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. As a country, America still has more work to do in achieving equality for all … Continue reading

Facing The Empty Nest – A personal reflection…

Facing The Empty Nest – A personal reflection…

They just don’t get it, do they? Young adults do not understand the anxiety a parent feels when they move out of the family home. They are flushed with the enthusiasm of new possibilities. They yearn for freedom. Freedom away from their parents and the freedom to make their own choices as they grasp onto … Continue reading