I don't have any news on the writing front, but I did promise myself I would try to post often. Something I read earlier today combined with an experience my brother is going through prompted this thoughtful post.
The world would be a better place if we left everything in better condition than we found it. Not just the physical , but spiritual and mental. Next time you feel angry or find ugly words trying to escape, swallow them and find something kind or encouraging to say. Or just be silent; better yet, go to a mirror and spew the vileness at your reflection. That way you get to vent but you don't tear someone else down. Also, listen to the words you verbalize. Take them to heart because if you say it to someone else, especially a child, they will.