The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.
You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.
Good Memories from the Badlands
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
CandleWatch - Rekindling the love for candlelight
CandleWatch is a new jar candle accessory that automatically extinguishes jar candles.
A Sonnet Dreamt
A poem about enjoying the moments and memories in our lives.
2004 Election. No one wins.
Why the Mandate is anything but.
The Big Insurance Scam
A scathing reaction to the realities of the insurance industry and the insurance scam that makes the entire American public a victim.
Voting with the ego.
Egoism may not be popular, but it's what's getting my vote.
The animalism of our species
Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.
All there is
A poem written by Jennifer Pugh about all there is.
Essay on the turmoil of our world today and the current trend of escalating hatred, nationalism and xenophobia.
Poem by Shawn Olson about relishing in the moment and looking forward to the future.