birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.


My dreams are pretty simple things - -
doesn't keep them from falling flat, I'll
add. But lately what I hope for most
is more sleep and that one day will
see me working less and keeping house
more, finding time to play the bass
again, and write that story that's
been incubating so very, very long.

That my tiny house be built and
I've moved in, turning the big place
into some sort of cash cow as
my new boarder tells me it can
become; that I'd have chickens in
the backyard again - - I miss my hens!
Maybe I truly do love my work,
get a kick out of doing math

all day long, day-in, day-out, but
it's more taxing than you'd think
maybe. Giving and giving to folks
who come to you with hands out
leaves me dried up, unfit to invoke
the gods of having fun or toot
my own horn, run the long route
to a measure of inner peace, rest.

The Case for Needing Very Little Personal Income

Please Consider Me