Torturous love

And so it is...love and torture have always been stablemates.Sometimes, without warning, someone enters your life and challenges every assumption that you ever made about what's possible.What you thought you deserved was limited to what you were capable of achieving up to that point, and maybe just a quiet desire to acquire some peace beyond [...]

Turning pain into beauty

Shortly after I published my novel, An Incomplete Love Story, I remember asking if I finally had permission to post romantic, or mushy stuff. The responses were entertaining and generally positive.The most common question I get is whether it is based on true life, or is it fiction. Suffice to say it's a dumbed down [...]

That empty bench…

The saddest scene for me has always been the abandoned park bench.It echoes with profound intensity the pervasive isolation that too many experience, but too few reveal.There is a shame that is carried upon the broken wings of abandonment that anchors us in that space between wanting to create beauty in this world, while believing [...]