Time To Get On With It

I've read several times not to blog about your blogging.    Cardinal sin, that, mostly because people want to know how to do things: how to achieve bliss, how to find happiness, how to discover God or orgasms or the next big thing, each of them in five easy steps (or less).   And a …

Spinning…

Truth is…I’m spinning. Anybody else spinning with me? It’s hard to be honest about that spinning, because frankly, life works better when spinning is at a minimum, and balance reigns. What do I mean by spinning? I mean this: to sit at my computer (surrounded by an office of books on Christian faith, creativity, writing, …

On Living Longer Than Dad

­ I have now lived ten days longer than my father. As we flew to Hawaii on Friday, April 12, I was thoughtful of another date: July 23, 1988, was Jimmy Joe Berryman’s 19,707th day, and his last. April 12, 2013 was Jeffrey William Berryman’s 19,707th day.  All that day, I reflected on the fact …

Thriving: A Good Hub of a Word

Themes for the New Year abound.   Commitment, focus, discipline, simplicity, gratitude, service...there are many ways to frame a reorientation of living.  Here's the one I've settled on as a hub for the work of my various writing platforms. Thrive. Funny word, thrive.  Makes me think of "hive."  Which leads me to images of buzzing …

June was for Blogging

Just as an experiment in putting words out into the universe, during June I blogged every day.  That's 30 straight days, at least 400 words, most often more like 800.  That's between 12,000 and 24,000 words, the equivalent of a small (very small) book. June was remembering how different we all are, the war that …

READERS WANTED: Reflections on Finding an Audience

"Does it matter if you have a large readership?  Do you want more hits? If you do, then why?  The answer to that question is very important." My friend Jenny always asks good questions. To have a moment of theatre, you need two things.  An actor and an audience. Does it need to be a …

Focusing Wonder, Narrowing Mystery

Help me out here. The project?  Focusing my blogging, narrowing my subject matter.   Answering the question: what is all this blogging about?  I mean the blogging in the jeffberryman.com world.   If you've been reading my work for awhile, tell me what you think I'm up to. It's not that I don't know...exactly--after all, …