Hey Love!…

I met my wife in a library, introduced to her by an English Teacher. That's oddly poetic to me, for a wannabe writer to meet the love of his life in such a way. If the me of today were to hop into a time machine and go back and visit the 16-year-old me of yesterday,... Continue Reading →

Pure Water Theory

I read a lot of books on writing and watch a lot of videos that give writing advice and at times, I think it is easy to get caught up in all of the technical aspects or writing. Plot and sub-plot, tropes, clichés originality, round vs flat characters, not to mention crafting an active protagonist, as... Continue Reading →

Go Kinfolk, Go Kinfolk!

When I started driving, whenever I would leave the house, particularly with a group of friends, my mother would yell out, before I could even get out of the door, "Seatbelts, Speed limit." This was a reminder for us to wear our seatbelts and drive the speed limit. She still says that to me to this... Continue Reading →

A Campfire for the Boys…

*The following post contains roughly 2,000 words and takes about 10 to 12 minutes to read to completion.* While I was in college I used to work as a counselor at a summer day camp that sat right next to Percy Priest Lake. As a counselor, I was assigned a group of twelve to thirteen boys who... Continue Reading →

Master of Swords

My wife and I have been married for 8 years. And to celebrate our most recent wedding anniversary we took a trip to the Biltmore Estate near Ashville North Carolina. The estate was beautiful, the trip was a lot of fun, but there is one part in particular that stuck out to me and I... Continue Reading →

The Wondrous Boat Ride

There's no Earthly way of knowing, Which direction we are going, There's no knowing where we are rowing, Or which way the rivers flowing, Is it raining, is it snowing,  Is a hurricane a-blowing Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing, Are the fires of hell a-glowing  Is the... Continue Reading →

My Brother, the Creative

I have a younger brother, and though age separates us by 9 years, we are very close. Through conversations that we have had recently I have noticed that my brother is reaching the stage in his life in which he is waking to the true nature of our society, and it is safe to say... Continue Reading →

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