October Write Day: Where Did September Go?

Wow, I had such high hopes for September, and it basically slipped through my fingers. We traveled each weekend but one, including our week-long beach vacation.

Rather than allowing me to refocus mentally and creatively, that time off flew by and dropped me right back into life like a rock. I didn’t take even one beach photo, and I always take pictures of the beach.

So September unwittingly became a break from writing. Continue reading “October Write Day: Where Did September Go?”

September Write Day: Decisions, Decisions

August was yet another slow month on the writing front, but I feel like a lot happened this month. I was in Chicago for two days, which seems like several months ago, and we traveled basically every other weekend we had.

Still, I came to some interesting / pertinent decisions regarding my authorly life. Continue reading “September Write Day: Decisions, Decisions”

Haiku Sunday – Rehoboth

“Rehoboth”

Waves boom against sand.

Sea salt sprayed into his eyes,

open in wonder.

We had a nice weekend in Cape Henlopen and Rehoboth, DE with my mom, step-dad, and sister. Nugget got his feet wet in the ocean for the first time, and he seemed mesmerized by the waves. I can watch the waves crashing on the beach for hours on end. Maybe he will share my love of the ocean.

Steve D

Haiku Sunday – Reset

“Reset”

The green light flashes,

the screen goes black, fading out

to return anew.

We visited my sister-in-law and her boyfriend at their new place in Philly, and I fully intended to post a related haiku this morning. That, obviously, did not happen. I didn’t even manage to take a picture while we were there. But we had a great time eating, drinking, and having fun with the baby and the dog.

Steve D

Self-Care and Uncertainty in Unemployment

The topic of self-care has been on my mind a lot recently, notably because unemployment has given me a lot of time to think about such things.

I’m into my sixth week of unemployment and it’s going… alright, considering the circumstances. I’m starting to hear back from positions I’ve applied for, and my days are fairly routine.

Waiting for call-backs on my job applications has been tough; setting a routine has been the remedy. Continue reading “Self-Care and Uncertainty in Unemployment”