Editing Process of The Long Road East

I’m in the editing stage of The Long Road East (can’t put italics around it yet), and already I’ve begun to question the response this book will get.  Part of me hates what I’ve written, that what’s on the page no longer fits the narrative I was once confident in, but I also know that... Continue Reading →

My 5 Biggest Wastes of Time

1. Not being honest  I’ve misrepresented the truth to everyone. My best friends.  Girlfriends.  Even my parents.  Most of the time, it’s out of shame, especially if I’ve done something wrong.  Other times, I just don’t have the temerity to tell people what they don’t want to hear. I reluctantly cower in the face of... Continue Reading →

Myrtle Beach

“Where would you go?” “Myrtle Beach.” This exchange happened in October Sky, a movie that debuted almost two decades ago and starred a young Jake Gyllenhaal. If it wasn’t for this movie, I’d likely have no idea where Myrtle Beach is. I’d probably go as far as guessing that it was an exotic locale somewhere... Continue Reading →

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