Head Above Water is our column by writer Tim Clark.
He gives us his perspective as a man, husband and father navigating middle age, with consummate charm and wit.
Tim Clark lives in Columbus, OH, where he works for a small warehouse. He is proud of his marriage, but he would have to ask his wife how many years it has been. He has a blog about life and the perils involved. You can see it here, Life Explained. He writes occasionally and with pride for Street Speech, a local homeless advocacy newspaper. He is contributor for Mercurial Stories, Writer’s Newsletter, Cross and Bull Stories, and has stories in anthologies from SmartyPants Publishing and the coming edition of Blank Tapes. He is particularly vain about his monthly column on The Wild Word. He is working on his first novel, based on a series of short stories, random memories, and imagination.
Tim Clark on a tale of hijinx and debauchery involving a friend called Chuckles and a strange man with a gun
Tim Clark on the ghostly memories of another life and the eternal eeriness of a Doors soundtrack
Tim Clark on his journey from bad student to a lover of learning
Tim Clark on the radical act of retiring and plotting his final exit as an employee
Tim Clark on a metaphysical journey to work and how we are all related behind the wheel
Tim Clark on his many mottos, a lifetime of quitting and the roads taken to contentment
Tim Clark on the phenomenon that is Space Force and becoming a Guardian of the Galaxy
Tim Clark on his long-term relationship advice for power couple Trump-McConnell
Tim Clark on the sin of accepting Trump and the need for change with a new appreciation of tradition
Tim Clark on a sense of connection with all peoples and weathering the winter in the world family together
Tim Clark on adventures in martial arts and the valuable life lesson of remembering to breathe
Tim Clark on mortality and mourning during Covid and connecting with ghosts of times and people lost