Fading Scars

Fading Scars

Conventional wisdom tells us that scars fade over time.  But they don’t always fade on their own.  Whether physical or emotional, diminishing scars is a process that takes work. A few months ago I had surgery to have a two benign Lipoma tumors removed from my...
Completing the Particulars

Completing the Particulars

Ninety thousand one hundred and ninety words after starting, I completed the first draft my second novel The Particulars.  The final two words were “the” and “end”.  Yes I know I’m a tease (there’s a real excerpt at the end of this...
A Landmark Haircut

A Landmark Haircut

This week I cut off half my hair.   There was a lot of dry damaged hair, and I decided the best thing to do would be to hack it off.  I’ve gotten mixed reactions.  Mostly people seem to like it. My mom isn’t too keen on it.  It reminds me that people...
Perfect Apology

Perfect Apology

Historically, apologizing has not come easily to me.  I used to be very concerned with being right.  More than that, I was completely wrapped up and entangled in the dangerous web of perfectionism.  I really thought that if I failed to be right all the time and...
Father’s Day Tribute

Father’s Day Tribute

When I was around seven years old, I went camping with my dad, and he took me fishing for the first time.  I was a tiny thing, and so when I hooked my first fish, it was so strong it lifted me right off my feet and started to pull me right into the raging river.  My...
Scrapaganza

Scrapaganza

When I look back on the most rewarding experiences of my life, they are almost all to do with serving others.  Right now I’m working on a community service project called Scrapaganza.  Scrapaganza is a scrapbooking event at the Ronald McDonald House in Los...
Inspire Me

Inspire Me

Sometimes you have to be your own inspiration.  I’ve been feeling a bit down in the dumps, so I decided to write a song about finding inspiration in hopes of inspiring myself.  I think it might have worked… Inspire Me by Lauren Soffer When life is too much...
Honesty: The Best Policy?

Honesty: The Best Policy?

I strive always to be more honest in all aspects of my life.  But that is no easy feat in today’s world which is full of deceit.  Shady business practices, “sharing” digital files, cheating on tests.  Dishonesty is everywhere.  But even if your not...