‘Creativity in Action’ Articles

I write, therefore I will write about writing. Or comic books, movies, cartoons, the writing of others, or any other form of BAM!…creation.

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

“Come with me if you want to live!” -Kyle Reese, The Terminator, 1984 -The T-1000 Terminator, T2: Judgment Day, 1991 This summer Terminator: Genisys will again recite the classic line above. This line ties together nearly thirty years of Sci-Fi evolution. That’s quite an achievement, but this summer we can tie together all of human [Continue]

Horrible Life Lessons Two: Titans of TV

Horrible Life Lessons Two: Titans of TV

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” -Stephen King, Spooky Dude   After a lifelong fight for survival from birth in misfit shows like The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits horror television has finally achieved the network attention it deserves. At present it seems every TV network has some show [Continue]

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

The air is crisping, the leaves are brightening, and the air of every grocery store, sundry-mart or drugstore has been sweetened by piles of Halloween candies. It is harvest time, and the lessons of Horror are ripe and ready to be plucked by the unwary. This month we take a look at the life lessons [Continue]

The Wise Pickle Said…

The Wise Pickle Said…

“The ‘in trouble’ meaning of ‘in a pickle’ was an allusion to being as disoriented and mixed up as the stewed vegetables that made up pickles…circa 1440. The figurative version of the phrase, meaning simply ‘in a fix’…arrives during the next century.” – The Phrase Finder   Oh, the salty-snap, the crisp-sweet crunch, the rush [Continue]

Six Word Summer

Six Word Summer

“A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.” –The Shawshank Redemption Over the years this site has become home to a few returning features and one of my favorites is the crafting of Six Word Stories, even to the point of the recent article on how to use them to build your Six Word Self. Along with the neat [Continue]

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

 “We all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.“ -Neil Armstrong Life began with the Big Bang, so it’s little surprise that much of life’s most impactful moments happen with “little bangs.” These little bangs can be moments of great beauty—like personal fireworks—moments of [Continue]

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

  “He who controls the Spice controls the universe.” -Baron Harkonnen, Dune, 1984   Flavor. Totally awesome eating is all about flavor. Salty, sweet, savory or spicy—alone or in a balanced dance—flavor beats my other two food priorities; volume and texture, as the key to succulent satisfaction. And, y’know what? Flavor is free. Spice is [Continue]

Wholesome Horror

Wholesome Horror

Horror as a genre, is like the carnival geek; it evokes ridicule, misunderstanding and has had a history of being looked down upon by the masses. But to some, like me, it’s way cool. In recent years, shows like The Walking Dead have brought the horrific from the shadows and at least onto cable. Entire [Continue]

Six Word Selah

Six Word Selah

Selah: To pause and reflect. Ancient Hebrew I first came across the word selah in my undergraduate Jewish Poetry and Wisdom Literature class. It’s found in both styles of writing and is most often used to really get the reader to stop and think about what they’ve just read. It may only be the ancient [Continue]

Maximum Mexican!

Maximum Mexican!

“Anytime there is mexican food around, you can bet I’ll be eating it. I’m not a chocolate person and I’m not into sweets. I’m a meal person.” -Eva Longoria   I adore Mexican food every time of year (and, every time of day—even for breakfast) but this is even more true in the Fall. Perhaps [Continue]

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