Bubble, bubble! a lake without air, is a lake in trouble! Fish of a kind find, that livin aint eezy and it makes you feel queasy when breathin takes more time... Good for algae, hoorah, hooray! Low oxygen levels save their day! Say, what about everythin’ else? You know, the guppies, the underwater puppies, the … Continue reading Delirium
It’s November, and that means it’s NaNoWriMo. That’s short for National Novel Writing Month in which writers from all over the world set out to write 50,000 words over 30 days in November. Five years ago I was in the midst of writing and self-publishing my first novel, which started out as my 2013 NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A National Novel Writing Month Meltdown
I’m out of luck, and free of care, cuz I aint got no clean underwear.
It's hard hearing about past presidents; the news checks up on them every now and again they knock plaintively on their old door and some face answers "Jimmy had a fall today but tomorrow he'll be fine to play" or "George is feeling a bit under the weather, he'll cheer up soon, we know he'll … Continue reading Can the President Come Outside and Play?
Intermezzo sunshine, never skimpin' on the fun times. Walls white, clean like an Apple Store, and everybody folds in place like the wings of a paper crane and everybody logs-in to this multiplayer game. Pearly eyed poets and wrinkly fingered writers, rambling, peanut butter and jamming to soft indie rock, feet tapping, pens snapping a … Continue reading “Intermezzo Summer: Observations of an Absurd Writer’s Group” a poem
After I left my full-time job and returned to la vida freelance, I realized that, without the daily pressures of posting x pieces of content a day, editing other people's writing for print and online, sending weekly newsletters, and — among other things — worrying about web traffic, I actually liked writing again. Writing was … Continue reading Thursdays on Central and in the Tampa Bay Times
by Jonathan Kile There's a great old Jim Gaffigan bit where he talks about how he'll see a movie way after it's been "water cooler" talk. And then he'll try to talk about it with friends, but they've long since moved on to new topics. "I just saw Heat," he says six years after the … Continue reading Is it okay to dislike Lincoln in the Bardo?
My son is almost four, and as he gets older and into more activities, I’ve begun to think more about my own childhood. Not surprising I suppose (we all tend to make everything about ourselves), but I’m noticing one major difference in his world vs. my past world that’s starting to concern me: The lack … Continue reading Where Are All The Kids?
The first time Tara Lynn came to Thursday Central, she was writing an article entitled "Travel Will Not Transform You." Within a few minutes Tara did something that is too rare at our Thursday group: She said, "Read this and tell me what you think." (See, we're often so busy catching up, we forget to … Continue reading Sometimes We Write
Meet Tara Quelhorst, who despite having seven jobs, still manages to be a regular at Thursday Central. Seven jobs? Yes. She hawks Canon cameras on HSN, she's a teacher, she does something for a real estate office that no one understands, she is a TV commercial actress, she's social media manager for Keep St. Pete … Continue reading Thursday Central spotlight: Grab the tissues