Clinging to the Work

‘Inteneration’, the newest installment in ‘The Empyrean Series’ was released this week! Don’t forget to get your copy (paperback or Kindle ebook) on Amazon at amazon.com/author/cmcox (Sunset light caught in the leaves and branches) In the days before publishing, I feel like I am drowning. On the release date, I feel that I have gotten…

I Do Not Believe In Passive Living

(Palm trees photographed in Big Bend National Park) I’ll admit that I make strange choices. I dated a guy for 2 years who lived on a different continent, and then married him and moved to his hometown. I quit my job to pursue being a writer. When my friends were all buying houses and new…

Find Your People

(Texas sky through the trees) I hope that you are the sort of person who paves their own way. I hope you are the sort of person who pioneers new ideas. I hope you are the sort of person who is not afraid to make your own map and go your own way. But whether…

Time: The Only True Possession 

On Monday, I got a new tattoo. I went to my favorite studio in Brooklyn, New York (Gristle) and saw my favorite artist (Anka). I got a clock face with no hands. It represents something deeply meaningful to me: the idea that time is our most valuable resource, the thing that we should maximize on…

Grasping at Straws

(Baubles hanging on fishing line over the road and between buildings in the Gay Village in Montr√©al, Canada) The more I think about it, the more I admire fishing line. It is strong and versatile and mostly invisible, except when viewed at just the right angle. People use it all the time from many different…