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 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
Tim Clark on how the pandemic has brought the inequality of capitalist America into sharp relief
Tim Clark on why he is decided to run for president and why, no matter what, you should not vote for Trump
Tim Clark on eating junk food to celebrate sports events and joys of overindulging on one’s own
Tim Clark on the joys of getting lost and the sad demise of small-town America
Tim Clark on recent realisations about life and a rude awakening about aging
Tim Clark on a lifelong love of conspiracy and his hunt for a band of co-conspirators
Tim Clark on avoiding relationships and discovering a talent for true love
Tim Clark on the life-changing experience of a music streaming service and how it’s melting his musical ice age
Tim Clark on being superstitious, on talismans as security blankets and the role of luck in his life