Monthly Archives: November 2015

Day 8 — Joy — 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

“It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and already Christmas music in the stores!” “What the hell? It’s not even Halloween yet, and Costco already has Christmas stuff out!” People seem to get so angry. Walking my dog Griffin this evening I … Continue reading

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Day 7 —That evening in Northridge, 1982 —40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

“I like her eyes, Daniel,” Jeff said to his roommate, while looking in my eyes as we sat at a booth in a Jack-in-the-Box somewhere near Cal State Northridge that September evening in 1982. I had never had a compliment … Continue reading

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Day 6 — Anxiety — 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

I make my living as an on-air talent and voiceover artist. My primary job is Traffic Reporter, Monday through Friday, both a.m. and p.m. drive times. It is a shift I have worked for most of the 17 years I … Continue reading

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Day 5 — ThirtySomething — 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

ThirtySomething. I was 26 the first time I heard of the show, and I thought, “Yeah, whatever. It’s probably a show I will never be interested in because that age is still somewhat far away. It looks like there are … Continue reading

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Day Four – Sick Time – 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

I should have used better judgement yesterday when I felt this cold coming on, but I was determined to celebrate my birthday. So here I am now, my official full first day of 55, and I am feeling lousy — … Continue reading

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Day Three – Birthday Dinner – 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

For weeks Chuck has been asking me where I wanted to go for my birthday dinner. My birthday falling on a Tuesday – today – we were going to go out somewhere really nice the following Saturday. I never got around to … Continue reading

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Day Two – The Wind – 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

It is very windy today. I hate the wind. It can be destructive on its own, but throw a wildfire into the mix and the destruction is multiplied. Back in my Antioch days the wind would come in from the … Continue reading

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