The Attic

There’s a light on in the attic.
Thought the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin’ flutter,
And I know what it’s about.
There’s a light on in the attic.
I can see it from the outside.
And I know you’re on the inside… lookin’ out.

– Shel Silverstein

Spent some time in my parents' attic this afternoon.  Hadn't been in there since high school.  That was pretty cool.

Spent some time in my parents’ attic this afternoon. Hadn’t been in there since high school. That was pretty cool.


“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

– Anne Frank


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

– Marcus Aurelius

Thousand-Mile Journey

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Laozi

Well, I suppose I’ve taken quite the plunge here.  I’ve decided to blog.  I have no idea what I’m doing or even what I might blog about.

I just recently lost a job that was part of the perfect situation.  I worked in TV.  I had no formal training – completely self-taught (I believe this happens more and more these days).  My office was 5 minutes from my house so my commute was roughly 20 minutes shorter than the national average.  And I was doing what I loved to do.  Until the corporate body decided to shut it down.  So I’m at a cross roads.  I can’t just up and move to a bigger market (which is what typically happens) because my daughter has a year and a half left in high school.  I don’t really want to commute – I really got used to how close the office was.

So I’m the newest freelancer in an increasingly saturated market of creative professionals.

This is that single step that will begin that thousand-mile journey.

Geez – I hope I get better at this.