c. 2019 Ricka McNaughton. 

Ricka McNaughton Writing, Photography

Photo: "Angelfire" by Ricka McNaughton 

                              ​GENERAL GUIDE TO WEBSITE CONTENT


PUBLISHED ARTICLES contains links to samples of my professional short-feature writing. It's a little parking lot for some of my past work where you can peruse articles according to subject matter.    

BLOG, BARELY features stories on intriguing subjects that I occasionally write just for this site, along with some photography. When I lapse into a creative torpor, I find doing a post reinvigorating.       

Hop to the BLURBOSPHERE to see what I'm liking of late. I don't mean the social media sense of "like" as when a person snaps a selfie in the aisle of a supermarket, holding up a snack food, and you click "Like" and emote back: "Wow. Cheetos. Good choice." On my Blurbosphere I post substantive stories and blurbs about people I've come in contact with whose creative work, interesting deeds or moments of brilliance are my pleasure to share.   

What's the deal with the site name "The Insufficient Skeptic"?  
It just came to me, like a faux-hip, self-consciously inscrutable garage band name. Had I consciously worked that vein I could have named the site InfluentiaShots or Gangsta Inksta. But sometimes meaning follows naming. ​I do believe that, over the long haul, the habit of vigorously-exercised skepticism can limit your view of a subject. It predisposes you to see things in a narrower, snapshot way, when what you want is to widen your mind to glimpse the unexpected and the underappreciated, no matter your suspicions about the source.