Daily Writing Prompt: A Plot of Earth

February 20: A plot of earth. You’re given a plot of land and the financial resources to do as you please. What’s the plan? I don’t think I’m hitting anybody with a Sixth Sense-type ending when I share that my first and overriding design is to render the property a sprawling dog rescue. Sure, we’re



Daily Writing Prompt: What Goeth Before A Fall

February 15 Proud: When’s the last time somebody told you they were proud of you. I’m really starting to not like this prompt thing. What the hell kind of shit is that? I’m looking for writing prompts, not a “How To” manual on writing crappy, feel-good, new age journals. Then again, it’s a writing prompt



Daily Writing Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow

Feb. 14 It’s Valentine’s Day, so write an ode to someone or some- thing you love. Bonus points for poetry!   Good god. What to do with this one? The obvious subject is my wonderful girlfriend, partner, confidante and all-around muse. How I ended up with somebody of such uncommonly high character, such inner and



Daily Writing Prompt: Shoulda, woulda, coulda…

February 13 Shoulda, woulda, coulda Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t. Starting the ten minute clock…now! The most daunting — and humbling — aspect of today’s prompt is the sheer scale of options at my disposal. What leapt up immediately was my sugar-intensive eating habits that continue



Chester Bennington On Heavy Metal and Opening for Metallica

Another one gone. News that Chester Bennington committed suicide this morning has only confirmed that we live in uncommonly dark times for rock music. By now it all feels so trite to dredge up all of those toothless observations about how important he was to so many, how much he had to live for and