The Joys of Boredom

When I have fewer things on my plate, one of the first things that comes to my mind is how much I miss writing. No, not blog posts or articles for Sub-Stances. What I miss is fiction writing. Back in high school and all throughout the different phases of my childhood, I was an obsessive…

That Tricky Balancing Act

Between stability and growth, there’s a kind of balancing act that I’m convinced only trained circus animals can do. Walking precariously on a wire between wanting change in your own life and finally being satisfied with where you are… it’s almost impossible. At least for me personally, it’s the struggle I seem to meet again…

October Spooks

I wish that the month of October went on until Thanksgiving and then we were caught in that weird in-between time of late autumn for a year or more. It’s that magical time of year where late Sunday afternoons are spent sipping tea half outside on a balcony with the remnants of your heating warming…