If Rules Don’t Apply When Civilization is Intact, Then What Happens When…

In our society, the veil of civilization is at times peeled back to show the fine line between what constitutes ‘civilization’ and utter chaos. Apparently, laws really are optional, and pleas for forbearance on behaviors must only apply to a minority of people. One area where I’ve noticed this in recent months is in the… Continue reading If Rules Don’t Apply When Civilization is Intact, Then What Happens When…

Soft… with Potential

Over a period of six weeks, I watched “The Island,” a survivor-style show hosted by Bear Grylls. It’s always fun to read the comments section of sites like Hulu.com for the array of snark, humor, and armchair analysis. One recurring complaint was that the show had some scripted material. Also, I couldn’t help but agree… Continue reading Soft… with Potential

Don’t Let Creativity Die with the Wrong Writers’ Conference

Originally posted on Waterfront Writers:
Writers’ conferences are important for new and seasoned writers trying to find their way. You invest with time and money, hoping for inspiration to keep you going. This is a conversation about how the wrong conference can affect your productivity—throw off your writing and dampen your spirit. ? ? S: So, we’ve…

Drawn to the Dark and Creepy

When I was a younger smart-alek, I used to flippantly tell my mom in response to her fears for my safety, “I’m growing up in the house of Chicken Little.” In case you never heard of Chicken Little, he was the star of his own story: a little chicken who was… chicken. Everything was a… Continue reading Drawn to the Dark and Creepy

The Number One, Must-Have Survivalist Tool

I attended a Preparedness & Survival Expo in August.  One excellent speaker, Jay Blevins, who has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday Preppers,” talked about the 6 foundational aspects of prepping. At the top of the survival list? Having the proper mindset. This means having the will to survive, even when things get downright ugly, insecure and… Continue reading The Number One, Must-Have Survivalist Tool