The Social Contract - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

The Social Contract

So, I was walking my dog, Rosco, the other day and I witnessed something that left me confused. No, more than that. Reeling. Freaked out. Wondering when the hell the rest of society abandoned all pretense of following “the rules.” It wasn’t a crime or even somebody just being rude. It was something much less…

Am I enough? - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Am I Enough?

I’m a writer. I write every day, even if it’s just a couple of sentences, squeezed in between other, more pressing tasks (that is, the kind of tasks that pay the bills and allow me to buy groceries and food for my dog, Rosco). To date, I have written 21 books (and managed to have…

Happy New Year! - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Happy New Year!

This is a first for me. Usually, when I write these posts, I do it at least a couple of days ahead of time, but today, I’m writing off the cuff. Why? Not because I’m feeling spontaneous (trust me: I NEVER feel spontaneous). It’s because I’ve been so blue and depressed the past several weeks…

Merry Christmas! - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas morning and I’m taking the day off (mostly) to do all my favorite traditional holiday stuff like opening presents (and toasting the best ones with a big glass of Grand Marnier) and eating as much unhealthy food as possible. But at some point today, I’ll also be doing some writing—even if it’s just…

Random Acts of Meanness - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Random Acts of Meanness

Remember a few years back, there was that whole movement called “Random Acts of Kindness?” I recall hearing about it—everywhere, ad nauseam—but I don’t remember actually witnessing a single random act (outside of the ones I committed myself, like giving the tollbooth operator an extra dollar to pay for the person behind me, just because…