The Lighter Side of Writing “Dark”

Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I’ve never been a perfect writer. Far from it. I’ve never had legitimate training in the field. But I knew I loved the craft, and I loved being graded on essays in school. Even after my ninth-grade English teacher pointed out […]

Hello, Darkness…

Hello, Darkness, my old friend… Paul Simon began writing his iconic classic hit, The Sounds of Silence, the same year I was born, which is prophetically fitting. The opening lyric foreshadowed a theme I would experience throughout my life; indeed, a theme we all experience in various ways throughout our lives:  Darkness, as a familiar […]