5.24.20

these aches we bleed out to welcoming river mouths lashes of water j

5.23.20

A thought: Vanilla Sky was a huge influence on me as a storyteller. At this point, any early 2000s movie was a sure-fire influence on me. I went back to listen to Cameron Crowe’s commentary on the film last night. A tremendous film just like the original, with terrific performances, a hell of a soundtrack…

Affirmations 5.21.20

I’m getting a good flow of life, work, and creativity. Tuesday was the hardest day of the week, everything else has been manageable. The Writing Record has a much better tone than when I recorded Creative Drive. It feels like the thing I’ve always wanted to do: Capture the process! An audio journal as I…

Two hours.

I put my phone away at 9pm. My loved ones in bed and resting. I roamed my house in darkness and felt the comfort of each floor as the roar of the wind was only heard, like a hum. I cataloged my blank journals, and admired the paper quality, like a nerd. I anticipated what…

CD30 – Elevator Pitch by Zach Murphy

Creative Drive: A Podcast to Showcase Indie Storytellers + Creatives Today we feature the work of Zach Murphy! Zach Murphy is a Hawaii-born writer with a background in film. His stories have appeared in Peculiars Magazine, Ellipsis Zine, Emerge Literary Journal, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Ghost City Review, Lotus-eater, WINK, Drunk Monkeys, and Fat Cat Magazine….

Belief and Relief 5.7.20

I wrote a monologue today. 3 handwritten pages is enough to boost one’s confidence. If you’re bored, pick a location in your town and set your monologue there. That’s what I did and it worked quite well today. Last night, I watched The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson. It was one of my favorite movies growing…

Little things: My new journals are coming…

CD29 – Roundabouts, by Mark Anthony Smith

Phase 2 of the Creative Podcast begins today: Featuring the work of Mark Anthony Smith! “Roundabouts” was originally published in Fiction Kitchen Berlin, please check out this wonderful literary magazine! Mark Anthony Smith was born in Hull. His writings have appeared in Musicians for Homeless and Be their voice, Spelk and Truly U. His latest…

New OKA Episode + Weekend Thoughts

Do yourselves a favor and watch the Alejandro Sanz documentary on Netflix. I was hoping for some background noise while I worked on some projects at home, and that was a horrible mistake: It was wonderful and I got nothing done! Low-key, this man has been a massive influence on my creativity. He was one…

Affirmations 4.25.20

Notes from a tired creative on music, poetry, and creative progress. #writingcommunity