A Poem, In Pieces

At some point in our lives, we’ve all faced adversities that have shattered us. We collect the pieces and continue with life in any way that we can. I wrote this poem a little while ago, and it encapsulates the impetus of our return. I collect the pieces in a jarI do not want toContinue reading “A Poem, In Pieces”

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 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?”

Experience Nature’s Majesty to Clear Your Mind

Writing can be a grueling process, as we all know. The subject matter, content, and the overall quality of writing all suffer if we suffer mentally. Finding a happy place for meditation becomes a staple for anyone pursuing a writing career. For the longest time, working out was an excellent release for me and helpedContinue reading “Experience Nature’s Majesty to Clear Your Mind”

A Compassionate Quote, Kiss the Ground and Be Reunited

“You long to be reunited with your loved ones. It’s understandable. If you are in dire need of their touch, kiss the ground, for that is where they have returned.” When I wrote this dialogue for a female protagonist, Genevieve Riley, I immediately started going through my resources to see where I have heard itContinue reading “A Compassionate Quote, Kiss the Ground and Be Reunited”

A Quote, and a Peek Behind the Curtain of My Creative Process

As I continue my writing, I like to peruse my previous entries looking for potential advertising type of material. I found this little nugget of dialogue from a unique character with an interesting perspective: “I’d rather be using this wood to start a campfire or build a home, not use it to make a coffin.Continue reading “A Quote, and a Peek Behind the Curtain of My Creative Process”

Living Blessed, even in 2020

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It’s been one year. One whole blessed year. Like marriage or a child’s age, it feels like a lifetime and yesterday all at once. On December 11th, 2019, I was being prepped for surgery. My surgeon prepared my mind and body for the worst. A 17 cm mass engulfed…

What’s Your Motivation?

For the cursed town in my novel, a small brazen group formed to help fend off the antagonist. Every night, they would put themselves in danger to protect the civilians. For them, it was a hard transition, going from living a carefree life to an ingredient in a devil’s soup. At any moment, The WalkingContinue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”

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”

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”

One’s Mirror Reflection

I was going through some advertising material that I had spun up a few months back for my novel and stumbled across an interesting topic that focused on our mirror reflections. In my novel, there is a character named Jeffrey, who had recently discovered a mirror for the first time. Jeffrey seeing himself for theContinue reading “One’s Mirror Reflection”

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”

Surely You Jest!

Random thoughts sort of blog, short and sweet! Over the years, I’ve always bounced certain decisions off close friends or relatives of mine for insight and feedback. They all offered good advice, ultimately similar advice such as “what does your gut tell you to do?” and “just listen to the little person on your shoulder.”Continue reading “Surely You Jest!”

Bark Back at The World

“The world will bark back at you, Elias. Do you cower in fear, fall in-line, or do you bark back and maybe take a bite out of the world? What makes you is how you react to that bark.” This is the advice given by an older character trying to motivate another character to continueContinue reading “Bark Back at The World”