5:43am sunrise over the urban landscape at Marine and 4th Street in Santa Monica.

So what possible difference can my writing ever make?  What difference can any one of us ever make?  What difference does it make if we make a difference or not?  Just be in the moment.  Live for this day and this day alone.

If one wishes to spend one's life as a writer, it is a dangerous undertaking on the most primitive level.  For, it seems to me, the act of writing with serious intent involvesenormous personal risk. It entails the ongoing courage for self-discovery.   It means one will walk forever on the tightrope, with each new step presenting the possibility of learning a truth about oneself that is too terrible to bear.  …Harlan Ellison                             

If one wishes to spend one's life as a writer, it is a dangerous undertaking on the most primitive level.  For, it seems to me, the act of writing with serious intent involvesenormous personal risk. It entails the ongoing courage for self-discovery.   It means one will walk forever on the tightrope, with each new step presenting the possibility of learning a truth about oneself that is too terrible to bear.  …Harlan Ellison