It has been a huge topic of debate at my house whether it is best to live doing a job you love, with the pay being of little concequence, or making a living where money is king; thus allowing for the pleasures in life to be purchased? Can a person live creatively and frugally and still be happy? As my adult children dig into the trenches of college studies, I sit reading financial aid documents where my “worth” is calculated by numbers and estimates. I often wonder if I should guide my aspiring chef and film maker into careers more condusive to capital gains rather than self expression.
As I gather up my tax records for another “review” by the powers that be, I have had to take stock in my own version of self worth. No, Mister Advisor, I don’t know off the top of my head what lines 56A reads, but I do cherish the times I’ve played harp concerts with my cello playing daughter. No, I have no idea what the difference is between my income and my gross adjuted income, but I do know that I wouldn’t have finished the last chapter of my novel without first hammering out some of the ideas for the ending with with my son over coffee.
So, in my world of itemization and profit margins, I collected the small but building library of work and hope that what I lack in line by line analysis I gain in example of frugal but creatively happy perseverance.
The good news is that “The Conservatory” is going to be published by a small press this spring!! While we wait, I’ve been recording some Irish music with folks singer Jon Carr with St. Patty’s Day in mind. Here is the link to take a listen. Invite us to come play! www.reverbnation.com/micheleroger
The new 2012 Holiday Horror story via podcast is live and ready for your listening creepiness. Thanks to the folks at Our Place podcast show for hosting me every year for this event! Go to www.comproom.co.uk/ourplace
That’s right! “Santa CLAWS” hits the UK tomorrow morning in an anthology called “Sanity Clause” by fringeworks. Here is the link to get your copy all holiday horror stories that are terrifying and funny: http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/blog/?p=97 Sanity Clause will be offered as both an ebook and a paperback!
Hey Santa CLAWS fans. Fringeworks, a UK publishing company is including SC in their anthology due out this month! More info to come as soon as I get it.
Also, the new annual holiday horror story will air as a free podcast at www.comproom.co.uk/ourplace this Dec 22nd Tune in!!