Category: Short Pieces and Good Stuff

KMBM: Posters!

Posters—the wallpaper of our youth. Whether purchased in rolled tubes from the local Wal-Mart or liberated from the center of Tiger Beat magazine, attaching images of favorite bands, actors, and movies to bedroom walls with thumbtacks or scotch tape is a time-honored tradition. An impermanent rite of passage from adolescent to young adult, you might…

Labor Day 2019

To All Those Who… …Hold down steady nine-to-five, Monday through Friday jobs with no weekends. …Work shifts so complicated, they must follow a schedule to keep them straight. …Toil away at highly physical yet mentally monotonous jobs. …Drudge through desk-bound yet cerebrally complicated jobs.

KMBM: Bookmarks!

If one were to subscribe to the motto printed on one of my teen daughter’s shirts, they’d know that bookmarks are for quitters. Oh yes, only those faint of eye and encumbered by a weak need for sleep would employ bookmarks in their reading journeys. They’re like little paperboard crutches for those not strong enough…

Monthly Mental Munchies: July 2019

Freaking July. It’s the month voted most likely to make everyone miserable with sweltering heat, flash floods, and soppy humidity. And did you know that four out of five mosquitos recommend July as the best month for humans to walk around outside with lots of exposed skin? It’s true. And of course, beaches are taking…

KMBM: Mugs!

If you polled writers around the world and asked what one thing they consider indispensable to their craft, their answers would be as varied as the genres in which they write. For some, it might be a reliable laptop or simple pen and paper. For others, it could be writing courses or even time and…

Why A Writer is Like a Raven Desk

Why is a writer like a raven desk?  I don’t have an answer to that–sorry. Yet, when I think of quotes about writing, this (flipped version of a) line from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is one of the first to pop into my mind, which is peculiar as it has nothing to do with writing itself. Hmm .…

KMBM: Movies!

I believe a person’s movie collection is an examination of their raw psyche. A glimpse into their soul. A dive into the depths of their purest identity. Okay . . . perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, but I do think movies can be a quick and entertaining introduction to a person’s personality and interests. I’m not…