Third Life Transition

I am entering a strange and difficult transition that is probably normal to those in their 50’s. Or so I suppose. I feel less motivated to attempt great things with my life, to accomplish change in the real world, and to start ambitious projects. I feel strangely tired and unmotivated. Not just like during previous…

A Day of Planned Reading

It is another cool, rainy morning. I don’t have to open my eyes to know it. The cool air presses in around me like a vacuum as I shift my weight under the bed’s comforter. I don’t want to get up. And it’s Saturday. I don’t have to get up. I open my eyes to…

Walking the Labyrinth

What Is A Labyrinth? Simply put, it is a path that winds around within a circle. The path begins at the outside of the circle, and ends at the center. It is often confused with a maze. However, a maze has many possible paths, many of which terminate in dead ends. A labyrinth has only…

What is good satire?

I want to write a short series of satirical stories, but in doing so, I want to make clear what my purpose is, and so I first want to paint my view of the content and purposes of satire.  Enjoy. 1. The goals of satire v. sarcasm Many people confuse these two types of communication,…