Deflecting/Accepting Criticism

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES since the publication of my first book, fifteen months ago, that I’ve received feedback about my stories.

That has ranged from the almost orgasmic (“wonderful, evocative writing that haunted me upon finishing it.“) to the downright disgusted (“blasphemy…offensive to God.“). Read more

The Struggle is the Juggle

THERE WAS A TIME not that long ago where I would wake up between 9 and 10 in the morning, grab my laptop and make the short walk in the blistering heat to the nearby mall.

Passing the smoothie bar to get my daily limonada de coco, I’d arrive at the coffee shop, park myself down in the corner directly under the cool fan and sit in that one spot for many hours until hunger drummed on my belly and said, “Um…buddy?Read more