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 growing up in an all-women household and his top five songs about family
Tim Clark on a story about a man, his grill, and the nature of true barbecue obsession
Tim Clark on having a fear and loathing of water to being a carefree kayaker
Tim Clark on his recent NAMI walk and the need to remove the stigma of mental illness
Tim Clark on dreams past and present, big and small, and the love of a good story
Tim Clark on facing the injustice, political awareness, and the path towards real resistance
Tim Clark on meaning behind promotions, lateral moves, and true success
Tim Clark on the power of perspective on how we live our lives
Tim Clark on influences and role models and pursuing the perfect mustache
Tim Clark on the beauty and benefits of cold weather and his undying love for winter
Tim Clark on why he persists on being a hopeless optimist
Tim Clark on the fighting the fear of failure and of success