Spark

Spark

Dark.  Eyes squinting to see shadows, trying to make sense of whatever is out there. Howls piercing the dark; terrifying warnings for those who venture far. Hair raises on the back of the neck. Fear becomes breath. Conflict.  Two stalwart, stubborn forces crashing together. The rubbing of different materials. Different dreams. Different interpretations. Different expectations. Friction is created…. [Keep Reading]

On When You’re Close To Giving Up…

10,000 hours. That’s what Malcolm Gladwell said is the secret to becoming an expert at your craft. I feel like I read that 30,000 hours ago. And here I sit, tonight, engaged in an active staring contest with my laptop screen. And with every passing minute and hour, the antagonistic voice of doubt is given… [Keep Reading]

Two Words for the Side-Hustlers and Weekend-Dreamers…

I have two words for the not good enoughs. Two words for the ones who just can’t seem to catch a break. Two words for those lost in obscurity while dreaming of making it. Two words for the ones who dream and create long into the night and have little to show for the sweat and tears…. [Keep Reading]

When Fear Comes Knocking…

It’s dependable, like an intrusive and unwelcome neighbor. Every month, it seems, the neighbor comes knocking. I crack the door an inch and he barges through – insistently telling stories which I’ve no time for. He strong-arms his way into pouring a cup of Folgers and spilling his frame into a chair at the kitchen… [Keep Reading]

Staring at the floor of a dry well…

Approximately two months. Precisely seven weeks. Exactly 55 days. July 22nd, 2013. That’s the last time I published a post to this blog.  Full disclosure – it’s the last time I even wrote anything that had the chance to make it here.  It’s a fact that has been persistently and annoyingly hunting me down.  For… [Keep Reading]

The Best Stories Take Time (a podcast interview)…

Listen to my story featured on the Talent Podcast

The internet is fun. Last week, I was honored to be a guest on a show called Talent Podcast, hosted by two actors living in Chicago with big dreams. I’m sharing with you because the discussion heavily discusses the narrative of my life;  how I got to where I am through the stuggles, joys, bitterness,… [Keep Reading]