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 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
Tim Clark on thoughts on the brink of climate disaster and rethinking our relationship with Mother Earth
Tim Clark on Steppenwolf’s ‘Monster’, religious intolerance and the true meaning of freedom
Tim Clark on the road trip to end all road trips and the seconds that make up a life-long commitment
Tim Clark on the nostalgia for days gone by and how it’s never too late to take a stand
Tim Clark on the magic of an early morning, battling inner demons and the birth of a new day