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Month: October 2017

I am….

I write every day without fail. I also argue with myself about writing. I am a writer. I’m not a writer. I have what it takes. My writing sucks. I compare myself to published authors. I sigh. I get discouraged. I wake up in the...

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Why I Write…

I am a child of the 1970s who grew up in a blue collar section of a New Jersey suburb. I clearly recall the first time I realized that the world saw me as different, as less than, because of the color of my skin. I remember how...

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The Flavor of Fall

There’s something inspiring about the arrival of fall. There’s irony in the beauty of it all. The trees push out fall foliage filled with vibrant yellows, burnt oranges, blazing reds, and warm browns as they bid us adieu until...

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Under the Influence

As a writer I’m always in tune to what is going on around me.  That can be a good thing and a bad thing.  Right now, it’s a bad thing.  The racial climate of this country is the worst it’s ever been, and its...

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