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Earthling — Lifelong novelist & essayist —

All my stuff in one place

Easy access to it all. I joined Medium in August of 2015 and have published well over a thousand stories, articles, and poems. Instead of scrolling and searching for hours here is a convenient list of everything I have published on Medium. Thanks for reading.


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Valentine’s Day

A both winning and losing story

Image from Pixabay

(My Valentine’s Day story from 2018, with addendum.)

A hundred years ago when I first got on the internet one of the very first things I did was enter a writing contest. A dear friend of mine had been cajoling me into getting online so that I could go to…

Image by wakandtxp (Pixabay)

Vanishing letters


Are you blowing your mind?

Image by Arek Socha — (Pixabay)

Have you ever disappeared? Have you ever relocated to a place where you have never been to before and where absolutely no one knew you? And no one you have ever known before knows where you are? Have you ever just ‘up and left,’ never to return? …

And floating away

Alexandra-a life without animals is not worth living-Pixabay

Letting go of the ball and letting it drop to the floor and bounce to a stop, Langston felt so much lighter. How could a ball filled with air weigh him down?

He never held or played with a ball again. His life changed radically. So many opportunities opened up…


It’s a group thing

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Francesca had been trying to get her new boyfriend Chad to come with her to the weekly Beach Dance since they first got together but it was not easy.

“I don’t dance. I’m not comfortable. I don’t know how to dance. Dancing out of doors? Who are these people? Are…

Lovely article, Katrina.

When Rene DesCartes said, "I think therefore I am," he did a grave disservice to humankind. We spend way too much time in left-brained rational thinking.

And yes, we also spend too much time in emotional reactivity.

The big problem is that we don't know the difference…

Self Awareness

And the sound of water

Image by Comfreak (Pixabay)

Jaspar walked in the cool night air to the meeting hall. He took a seat near the back; far from the stage. He had made a commitment to himself to come each week and listen to the speakers but he was not very excited by it. …


And mental procrastination

Image by Jan Alexander (Pixabay)

Have you ever watched a movie that you are positive you have never seen before and then about seven-eighths of the way through the movie you suddenly realize that you have indeed seen it before?

That happened to me a few days ago. It was rather irritating. How could I…


Kids say the weirdest things

Image by Alipio LLusaki (Pixabay)

The children had gone through fire drills before. They knew what to do so the evacuation of the school building went very smoothly without incident. It was as everyone got out into the school yard that panic began to set in.

Why was the sky purple? And why was there…

White Feather

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