How do you teach a pelican to fish?

Very carefully! I’m doing research on pelican behavior for my next book, Dead Pelican. One of the more interesting facts I’ve uncovered is that many young pelicans don’t make it to adulthood because they are unable to feed themselves. Pelicans are...

The Best Entrepreneurs

I like this post from Richard Branson called, 5 Skills and Abilities that Successful Entrepreneurs Share. I’m an indie writer and thus an entrepreneur. This list applies to writers, but I would add these additional skills and abilities to my short list:...

Brilliant, Clever, Funny, Touching: 4am from Poet Rives

I watched and listened, for the umpteenth time, to the two TED talks by by the poet Rives on the topic of 4 am. The first one was hilarious and inventive and a big hit at TED in 2007. He shared the second talk seven years later in 2014. Watch them back to back....

Bored (An Optimistic Poem)

627 ceiling tiles 84 cubicles 12 muckity muck offices 125 steps to the elevator 47 minutes until lunch 1557 until the weekend I can hold my breath for 78 seconds 95 days until vacation 3 phones ringing at once 1 hot babe in the copy room 12 pencils in a box 0...