Rainbow Life: The Las Vegas Arts District 18b

“If they offer you a bad deal at lease renewal,” I told myself, “something better is coming that will make it worth the effort to move.” My head knew the statement to be true, but my body was exhausted just thinking about the work that relocating would require. I was about to put the finishingContinue reading “Rainbow Life: The Las Vegas Arts District 18b”

Book Review: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, FICS

Note: This post contains affiliate links. I earn from qualifying purchases on Amazon. I’ve decided to start posting brief book reviews here featuring the titles that have had the biggest impact on me and I can think of no better place to start than Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, FICS. To date I’ve listened toContinue reading “Book Review: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, FICS”

How Saying “I Can’t” Can Lead to “I Can”

“I wasn’t sure you were going to be able to do it,” my friend said, relieved to learn that I had become brave enough to drive my new Vespa-like motor scooter to work and back home (a 30-minute commute each way) within days of the first driving lesson he gave me. I admitted I wasContinue reading “How Saying “I Can’t” Can Lead to “I Can””

How to Win an Unbeatable Game

Every so often, I can’t help but wonder if I’m trying to win an unbeatable game. Have I set myself up for failure? Is my plan for my life more than I can possibly accomplish? On a scale of one to ten, how crazy am I really? (Don’t answer that.) Is it bad to haveContinue reading “How to Win an Unbeatable Game”

Fortune Telling vs. Prophesying

After realizing that even the disciples cast lots (practiced divination), I began to wonder what the Bible says about signs and miracles occurring in present day. I was first led to remember that scriptures mention many great things done in God’s name by people other than Jesus. In the book of Exodus, Moses parted theContinue reading “Fortune Telling vs. Prophesying”

Fortune Telling vs. Casting Lots

There are 1326 different two card combinations in a deck of playing cards and more ways to arrange all 52 cards than there are atoms on earth. The odds of the cards falling the same way twice are essentially one in a gazillion bazillion. Given those facts, it is no wonder that many believe tarotContinue reading “Fortune Telling vs. Casting Lots”

Down the Rabbit Hole

Today is the type of anniversary that makes me realize how long I’ve been working to build a full-time writer and artist income. Nine years ago I began participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the first time. I had already been working on my goals for five to ten years (the timeline isContinue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole”

Who Fucking Cares?!

“You care too much,” they tell me. My coworkers said it when I scrubbed the floors of the coffee shop that they would swiftly wave a mop over (without sweeping first). They said it when I  polished the spots off the glassware that other bartenders would have filled with drinks. They say it when IContinue reading “Who Fucking Cares?!”