Author Archives: drdancox

“Lest We Forget” (05/23/2010)

I wrote the first version of this essay a few years before it became the memoir I have for you here. Although it is embellished a bit—literary license—it’s essentially all true.  Since 2010 more names have been added.  Some should be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Fallen Angels”

Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with new ideas for writing.  One of the “exercises” I have found interesting and often fruitful is to write the “story” behind a visual or musical inspiration.  What work of art strikes … Continue reading

Posted in art, creativity, learning, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Compose Yourself”

My life’s calendar has been that of schools since I was five years old.  Even in retirement it hasn’t changed much.  As a former teacher, this is still an important time of the year for me. I have former students graduating—from … Continue reading

Posted in life, memories, teaching, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“My Shadow”

I was very young when I first saw my shadow, a new plaything, a new friend like in Peter Pan, but it would be several more years before I knew Peter and his fantasy. I knew Peter’s shadow was there … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, life, mortality, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I Am Here to Pump You Up!

Since I left high school (50 years ago!) I have been up and down with my physical exercising.  I’ve had periods where I’ve been waaaay too sedate and gluttonous and ballooned drastically.  I’ve been a tri-athlete, running ten miles a … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, learning, life, memories, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Take My Advice”

I’ve had a “forced” hiatus from my writing the last week or so.  Chronic sinusitis now and then sidelines me to the point that I can’t think past changing the channel.  After a couple of doses of my favorite antibiotic, … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, learning, teaching, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“24/7/365”

It has taken me a very long time to learn what I believe is the best technique for writing.  I really wasn’t looking for it, but I’ve been terribly sporadic in my “writing career”–years without doing any creative work at … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, learning, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment