Break Free From The Shackles of Time

Time is a crazy thing. One cannot stop it as it marches us toward inevitable adversities. We trudge forward with the passing time. We often hear phrases such as, “well, the time is ticking away” and, “it’s just a matter of time.” Why do we let time dictate such a large part of our lives?Continue reading “Break Free From The Shackles of Time”

A Painting of a Person Represents a Tableau of Reality

A painting of a person represents a tableau of the reality of a life, or lives, that currently exist or existed previously. The textured canvas holds the aspirations of the figures within that frozen moment. Timeless, the painting connects generations to life, a vision, or a world that once was. When I came up withContinue reading “A Painting of a Person Represents a Tableau of Reality”

That’s Just The DIY’er in Me: The Kitchen

Motivation is enigmatic within us. When will it hit us? Will it hit us? How close to the edge before we get that burst of adrenaline and decide now is the time? For me, it was in my first home. The year was 2016, I wanted to do something special for my wife, and weContinue reading “That’s Just The DIY’er in Me: The Kitchen”

Failure is The Natural Ebb and Flow of Life

Failure is the seven-letter word that no one wants to experience. Unless, of course, you’re playing the game Scrabble, then it is a welcomed guest being worth 10 points, not too shabby. However, if one stops and thinks about the other positives that come from failure, maybe it wouldn’t be considered so bad after all.Continue reading “Failure is The Natural Ebb and Flow of Life”

The Awesomely Artistic Autistic and The Whispers of The Heart

My oldest son is an autistic nine-year-old who is primarily non-vocal. He did something not too long ago that tugged on the heartstrings. He is considered highly functioning but still struggles to articulate his wants and needs. While we can get the occasional one-word responses from him, full sentences are far and few.       AContinue reading “The Awesomely Artistic Autistic and The Whispers of The Heart”

Rise Up and Turn Your Head Toward The Storm

2020 was such a crazy and yet interesting year for me. I have mentioned in previous blogs that I wrote my first novel. It took a lot of mental preparedness to finally push myself to achieve this goal, but it has been well worth it. One of the most exciting parts of creating my novelContinue reading “Rise Up and Turn Your Head Toward The Storm”

Ready or Not You’re parents!

The year was 2011, when our lives changed forever. Within a blink of an eye, my wife was escorted to a helicopter to deliver our son, Travis Jr. The moment the doctor told us that we were going to be parents that my wife and I were in utter disbelief and shock. We laughed whenContinue reading “Ready or Not You’re parents!”