~ The Evening Muse #8 ~ Like most writers I constantly battle with confidence and the lack of constant validation (especially since I'm not publishing regularly anymore), but I've come to realize that one way to battle that is to simply adopt a certain amount of delusion -- an elevated sense of self and ability … Continue reading A Certain Amount of Delusion
#GRAMMYs #Mastodon So this happened -- Mastodon won a Grammy! The metal band's 2017 magnum opus Emperor of Sand was hands down the best musical release last year for me, and the first song on that album, "Sultan's Curse", which was also the first song we heard from the LP, won the Best Metal Performance … Continue reading Mastodon Wins a Grammy!
Unread. Ignored. Forsaken. That's something, simply as people, we all fear, no? Specifically, it's perhaps a writer's greatest fear? Certainly one of mine. But there is a kind of irony in the event that situation occurs, so said author/writer whisperer Shaunta Grimes some months back . . . "I know how it feels to screw … Continue reading “What to do if no one reads what you write.” | Shaunta Grimes
~ The Morning Muse #12 ~ Note: This was supposed to be posted a few months ago (mid-October to be exact), but for some unknown reason I let it sit longer than intended. And come to think of it, yesterday's Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention is a great companion piece to this one, actually. As … Continue reading Retreat
Here is a recipe from when I was growing up in the Caribbean. We loved tomato soup, but could never get ripe tomatoes. This recipe uses canned tomatoes instead.
This recipe is fast, easy, and inexpensive, and makes a great lunch for the holidays, when you’re tired of cookng, but want something tasty and hot!
Easy Island Tomato Soup
1⁄2 cup butter (or four tablespoons olive oil)
1 medium onion, diced
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes (diced or pureed)
Half a bullion cube (chicken or veal is good, or vegetable if you want a vegetarian soup)
2 cups fresh…
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So I've already burned through the Barnes & Noble gift card the in-laws gave me for X-mas. Excited to finally finish The Drifter (2016), the debut suspense novel by Nick Petrie that I started in the summer of 2016 from the library. Went ahead and grabbed his sophomore effort, Burning Bright (2017) as well. Also grabbed The … Continue reading Books!!!
~ Lifebook #19 ~ Like many, I consume a lot of media. Be it social media, websites, research, daily & weekly podcasts, television, music, books and comic books -- altogether it's too much. Something's got to give because I need my own damn attention back. I need my focus. I need to make a change, … Continue reading Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention