Here you will find Madd’s book reviews, recent podcast episodes, and posts about staying creative!

Music and Bootstraps

(and a new outlook) I’ve been thinking a lot about how to get out of my head. New songs help. As we all know, the year has wreaked havoc and has us punching ourselves in the head from the inside as we wrassle with fight or flight. Anyone? Maybe it’s just me. Fortunately, I’ve beenContinue reading “Music and Bootstraps”

The Writing Record Podcast 8.25.20 – Solving the Hyphenate problem, Get right about your North Star

I love it when this podcast becomes a confessional. It has helped me sort a few things over the last couple of months, and hopefully, it will help you as you ask yourself similar questions! For those of you in the TLDL (Too Long, Didn’t Listen) Crowd, here’s my two cents: You’re a better hyphenateContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.25.20 – Solving the Hyphenate problem, Get right about your North Star”

Our Kid’s Asleep Podcast #43 – What We Do in the Shadows, TLC, Acting in The Laundromat (feat. Brenda Zamora)

Hello all! We are joined by Brenda Zamora, actor and sister, to talk about: What We Do in the Shadows, the movie and TV series adaptation. TLC, The Learning Channel and our varied opinions on their popular reality shows. and lastly, we talk about Brenda’s experience behind the scenes of The Laundromat, her first role in a feature film!Continue reading “Our Kid’s Asleep Podcast #43 – What We Do in the Shadows, TLC, Acting in The Laundromat (feat. Brenda Zamora)”

Creative Drive Podcast #37 – White Out by Mark Anthony Smith

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 work, Hearts of the Matter, is available on Amazon. Visit Mark on Facebook and Twitter for updates on his latest work. Thank you for your sharing your work with us, Mark! If you’d like toContinue reading “Creative Drive Podcast #37 – White Out by Mark Anthony Smith”

Rest Week

As an essential worker, I’ve been working in a complicated and stressful work environment for five months. It’s been incredibly rewarding to try to help people in difficult situations, but like the entire country, I am exhausted. I am tremendously grateful that I am still employed during this unsettling time. But I got a weekContinue reading “Rest Week”

Bag, etc.

I saw that bag from the American Beauty movie, and it is still as magical as ever. And when I felt my breath disappear in one hard gasp, I couldn’t tell if I was crying because of how beautiful it was, or because I live in a landfill. j

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