“Visibilty”

“Visibilty”

That’s the way it came out.

The school library was packed with sweating parents seated amidst three-foot-tall bookshelves and wall-tacked posters lauding “Reading is fun!”

“V…I…S…I…B…I…L…T…Y,” he said, each letter spelled with confidence into the microphone. Continue reading ““Visibilty””

The End of the Book Voyeur

The End of the Book Voyeur

“What is that?” said the flight attendant, pointing near the region of my, ahem, crotch.

Startled after a 35,000-foot nap, I snapped my eyes to where she had dared go. Is my fly open?

“Oh, this!” I said, relieved I wasn’t exposed. It was the top half of the book cover, a colorful scene of adults and children sledding. I lifted the seat tray and held up the book resting on my lap. “I’m reading Snow Day by Billy Coffey. It’s his debut novel.”

“I noticed the cover and I love to read. What’s it about?” Continue reading “The End of the Book Voyeur”

Get On with Yourself in Three Steps

Get On with Yourself in Three Steps

You’re into the second full week of it. A new set of ten. It’s 2011. How will this next decade define you? What about this next year?

Don’t let the opportunity of another beginning slip into the weeks and months ahead, leaving you shuddering one year from now at the could, would, and should haves of the previous year. Don’t let your dreams sleep for another 52 weeks, and God forbid, don’t let them die. You’ve been down there, Neo. You know that road. Continue reading “Get On with Yourself in Three Steps”