Blogging Anniversary!

I just got a notification that it is my one year blogging anniversary! Has it really been an entire year since I started blogging? That time has flown if that is the case. So with that, I’ll poke fun at myself by sharing a moment I got caught by my wife playing on a mini-excavator.Continue reading “Blogging Anniversary!”

A Poem, Together

This poem depicts the need of having someone to help fight your battles. Someone who can pick you up when you fall. It’s always good to have that type of support to lean on when faced with such tribulations. We all need that “rock” in our lives, so in short, this poem was written asContinue reading “A Poem, Together”

A Poem, Almost Love

I wrote this poem a few years ago, and it chronicles the emotions that one feels when you are with someone that you know is not good for you, but you keep going back despite knowing it is going to end at some point. Your taste and touch still linger in my mindWhy did weContinue reading “A Poem, Almost Love”

A poem, The Angel’s Wings

Dramatis Personae: Two entities face unique precarious positions. One is a man who is both figuratively and physically at the summit of his life. The mountain of failures of his life is tall, and he is standing on the very edge of his existence. The second is an angel tasked with helping a man similarContinue reading “A poem, The Angel’s Wings”

A Poem, Inspirational Mentality

It’s been a little while since I’ve wrote an inspirational poem, so I wrote this last night. Go ahead, continue to sit thereThinking circles in your angry chairAnger toils as you dwell and glareErase that lugubrious face you wearWhat good does this hate give?What does your festering madness solve?Look upon thyself to forgiveDon’t wallow inContinue reading “A Poem, Inspirational Mentality”

A Poem, Love’s End

This was a pretty heavy poem to write. I can’t say that I have ever been in a relationship depicted in the poem, but I can relate to the emotions of it all. We all have the relationship battles that we fight throughout our lives. In a story I wrote, two characters constantly fell inContinue reading “A Poem, Love’s End”

Dad Mode Activated

We all have tons of work and projects to complete, but it is essential to put family first. For me, it is my “dad” hat.  Whether it is singing in the car: Or being a pillow: It is a duty I take very seriously. I know that those little eyes are watching, and I knowContinue reading “Dad Mode Activated”

A Poem, The Jar of Flies

I figured I would share another poem riddled with torment. It focuses on the brokenhearted people who have had their hearts ripped out and left alone to heal. In the end, some become jaded, never fully regaining the heart they once had, ultimately replacing it with something to fill the void. In this case, itContinue reading “A Poem, The Jar of Flies”

A Poem for Lovers, Do You Remember Our First Night Together?

I call it “Do you remember our first night together?” The moon dances on the rippling waters as we gaze up at the stars.We look upon each other for words to perfect this moment but cannot speak.The ripples of the water know the tales that our hearts are trying to tell as they have seenContinue reading “A Poem for Lovers, Do You Remember Our First Night Together?”

The Poem and The Painting

I figured I’d share another poem that I feel relates to reality and true love. In my novel Curse of The Walking Man, the protagonist found the short poem below from his ancestor on the back of a painting. The painting encapsulated a frozen moment between two soulmates (his ancestors). While we’re happy or weary,Continue reading “The Poem and The Painting”

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”

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”

Do you remember our first night together?

I always loved coming up with poems on the fly. One night, the below poem came to mind. I call it “Do you remember our first night together?” Little did I know that this poem served as a foreshadowing of sorts for the love that two characters shared in a novel that I wrote. TheContinue reading “Do you remember our first night together?”

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!”