Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Farewell Claude Russell Bridges, every song you sang was for me. Some of them got me through hard times, some of them brought back memories very sweet, some of them made me cry and every single one brought a smile to my eye. Today, I pray, that you are resting 'In the Hands of Angels' ready to begin your greatest adventure.

I'll miss you, but ever be grateful that we had the opportunity to sit down together last fall at a small nightclub in Harrahs Casino State Line, Nevada. You sang that night especially for me and I loved it. It was marvelous to listen to your stories about the people you had met in the long musical journey that brought you to this time and place. I felt reminded of the journeys of my life and grateful that music, especially your music, has been a part of it.

Through the many twists and turns of life we encounter some strange folk and are the better for it. I, Mr. Bridges, am better for the time I have spent in your melodies and lyrics. 

Farewell Claude, Leon, Hank, Godspeed on your journey.

 If you are unaware of the incredible history behind Leon's career take the four minutes to watch this video.


Sunday, November 13, 2016


Good Night Mr. Cohen. May your dreams ever be sweet and filled with the light that eludes us in life.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


It’s time for another posting of the Insecure writer’s Support Group. I’m not feeling particularly insecure today, but stick around that could change at the drop of a hat. 

If you want to know more about the group, or read what other Insecure Writer’s have to say go HERE to check out the Linky list. Please take the time to thank Mr. Cavanaugh and all of his helpers for this month and for the other IWSG projects they work at to benefit all of us.

This question for this month’s posting is:

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

You know, that’s a harder question than one might think, at least for me. There are so many things I like about being a writer.
 I   I get to tell stories.
·         I love the stress and anxiety.
·         The sleepless nights when my characters won’t leave me alone.
·         The nail biting after a submission, even if only to a CP.
·         I can ‘work’ in my pajamas.

OK seriously, folks, probably the best part is getting to tell stories. I have only been writing for about five or six years now, but I have genuinely loved to tell stories for most of my life. Not always a good thing, but I love it none the less.

Today, I’m riding on the ‘high’ of just having sent off my submission into the IWSG Anthology Contest. Not at all sure if I’m good enough to win a spot in the Anthology, but I sure am stoked about completing my entry and sending it in. For this insecure writer that is more than half the BATTLE.

What about you? Did you enter the Anthology Contest? Do you love to tell stories? Are you insecure? Tell me all about it.