Survival Mountain

It was a weeknight on a winter evening. The day had been unseasonably warm. Fantastic short-sleeve weather was always an ominous warning of a serious weather change approaching our midwestern city. Bad weather was on its way, as usual. I was working at a local restaurant. All of my regulars were there, watching sports and … Continue reading Survival Mountain

The Healing Place

what is this place? I just can’t see why it’s so crowded here who made this place I stumbled upon it sometime last year who runs this place? it seems the owners have begun to serve I see YOUR face although MY mask stays put and undisturbed... what do you do in such a place … Continue reading The Healing Place


-a poem Dim lights brightening  dusty lights covered with a 12-year film of inactivity  receding from the world outside  struggling with this physical body that’s rebelling  failing to live up to immense expectations  taken for granted as a tool always available and at my disposal  lights flickering buzzing  changing hue and temperature  lights blinking on … Continue reading LIGHTS

How to be a racial justice ally

Many people want to help in the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, but they don’t know what to do. Activist DeRay Mckesson explains how we can all show up and stand up. 1. Own your privilege. “Acknowledge that there is a privilege you have [if you’re white], and use the privilege to disrupt that … Continue reading How to be a racial justice ally

Why do Writers Write in Coffee Shops?

Thanks to Robin Storey for this article, musing about the writer's life. Enjoy! MO **** Since becoming a full-time writer I’ve become a cliché – I love writing in coffee shops. I’ve written in a previous postabout my local library being my favourite office away from home, but coffee shops come in as equal favourite. IT'S … Continue reading Why do Writers Write in Coffee Shops?

Want Success? Embrace the GRIND — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Thanks to Kristen for this timely piece. I am ready for the GRIND experience! Go grab those dreams! Mo What do you want? How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice? These are the questions we must ask not once, but daily. There is no success without the GRIND. via Want Success? … Continue reading Want Success? Embrace the GRIND — Kristen Lamb’s Blog