SPILLING THE BEANS

Here’s what I’m working on right now…

THE ART OF WAR SERIES / When I realized I’ll never read Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, I decided I would use its contents as fuel for new blackout haiku. And considering the nature of the original writing, I thought it would be appropriate to use the book’s pages to craft haiku that convey messages about the positive potential that lies within the heart of humanity and life itself. Once I’ve depleted the pages of their potential haiku, I’ll compile these blackout pieces into a print book and will select certain haiku for purchase as limited-edition prints. Here’s my first piece in the series.

PERSONAL READING—I typically enjoy reading two books at the same time, one fiction and the other nonfiction. My fiction read is The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas. It’s a thriller about a curious novel and an even more curious disappearance. My nonfiction read is 1776 by David McCullough. I’m a huge fan of history—specifically the 18th century and the Revolutionary War period—so I must admit it’s a challenge to put down this book.

A 2-OZ. READ: July 19, 2017—Here are five things worth reading about this week. Look for a weekly refresh of this content every Wednesday!

In the spirit of a well-rounded perspective, I’d like to share a few ingredients I think add a bit of flavor to my passion for energized thinking…to begin, my name is real: an actual coffee name, assigned to me at birth. And yes, I love coffee: I consume three cups of delicious java daily, without hesitation. I own an antique Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter that was built sometime between 1939 and 1943. My favorite word is huzzah but it holds only a narrow lead over betwixt; on a related note, I refuse to use the word text as a verb. I strongly believe coffee should be included in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and finally, I love a good Christopher Walken meme.

During the last 15 years, I’ve worked as a writer, editor, and content developer while gazing at the world through steaming coffee and an energized imagination. Those experiences and perspectives allow my collected words to combine creative thought with meaningful substance, thus allowing valuable messages to rise above the noise of our fast-paced culture. To learn more about my experience with all things writing, please visit my LinkedIn profile.