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What are you wasting your time on that _____ for?
Friday, August 02, 2013      7 comments

When I was 14, I used to write. A lot. I loved creating worlds. Using my characters to express my emotions. They stories were about kids, like me. Gay teenagers who wanted to find someone and somewhere to belong. Of course, not being out, I coul... Read more
Best. Vacation. EVER!
Thursday, March 28, 2013      4 comments

We never go anywhere on our vacation. In fact, we rarely leave the house except for maybe grocery shopping or to let the dogs out. Why was this my best vacation ever? I found out that not one, but TWO of my stories are going to be publ... Read more
This has been an amazing day for me...
Monday, March 18, 2013      4 comments

Today I received a contract to publish my story "500 Miles". The editor, who is apparently a pretty tough lady, said it was touching and made her cry. Then a friend of mine sent me this lovely gift to congratulate me. parkerwil... Read more
Wow. Did I screw up.
Thursday, March 07, 2013      5 comments

Even though I've been using SparkPeople daily to track my food, still I've screwed up (a lot). Not really sure how or when. I stay under calories nearly every day, but for some reason still picked up some of the weight I've lost. So it's ba... Read more
My first public story has been posted!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      6 comments

I recently posted my very first public story, "Nuttin' for Christmas". The story of Eli who must save the man he loves, Tommy, before it's too late. This is a young adult story, there is no sex and should be pretty much age appropriate for ... Read more
Ode to sleep and work
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      2 comments

One. More. Hour. I can hear my bed calling. It's whispering sweet nothings in my ear. The vile tempter. It knows I'm not strong enough to resist, it understands that my flesh is weak. It relishes the power that it has over me, and I feel honored... Read more
Why do we allow others to have power over us?
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      6 comments

It's strange, you know? We're adults. In charge of our own lives. At least that's the theory. Yet somewhere inside each of us is a child, aching to have their feelings justified. We're never pretty enough. We're never thin enough. ... Read more
Wow, how time flies...
Saturday, November 03, 2012      11 comments

November 5, 1986 a young Will Parkinson walked into The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee as a new employee. November 5, 2012 a much older Will Parkinson will be celebrating 26 years at his job and, oddly enough, still enjoys it.... Read more
I've decided on my ultimate goal...
Monday, October 15, 2012      5 comments

I've tried to take my goals one step at a time. I've tried before to make large, sweeping goals and found that I got depressed when I didn't reach them quickly enough, got discouraged and started the cycle all over again. Usually a lot heavier... Read more
In some eyes we are perfect...
Friday, October 05, 2012      5 comments

As I sit here writing this blog, I have a very happy, sassy cat in my lap. Cider is looking up at me with such affection and love and it makes me realize that I'm perfect. At least to him. Every one of my fuzzy kids knows I'm perfect, too... Read more
Bully calls news anchor fat. News anchor destroys him on live TV.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      5 comments

This is inspiring. www.upworthy.com/bully-c
e-tv?c=bm1 ... Read more
When is it 'too late'? (NOT Spark related, completely personal)
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      11 comments

When is it 'too late'? (Advice if you've a mind to do so, please) (Kind of long, too.) Only a few people (all family members) know the story I'm about to relate. I've never told anyone outside my family because...well, I guess I was embarrasse... Read more
Ugh...48 years old and it still happens!
Thursday, September 27, 2012      3 comments

I've gotten back into reading with my Nook. Recently I've developed a fondness for certain types of short stories and novels that I guess could be classified as 'romance', but not exactly. The issue? I read one yesterday (it was the third in a... Read more
So I'm curious...
Friday, September 21, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday I had a dentist appointment and I'm a bit befuddled... How does 4 Xanax + Nitrous Oxide + some small pill I've never taken before = how is today Friday?... Read more
Sometimes we stumble...
Monday, September 17, 2012      6 comments

Over our vacation Paul and I stumbled. A big stumble, too. We ate quite a bit of stuff that we oughtn't have eaten. Some deep-fried stuff from one of our favorite restaurants and some vegan shakes from the ice cream place down the street.... Read more

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