A Thanksgiving 2017

I love Autumn. It's my favorite season by far. The beauty in the leaves' changing colors. The cooler days and nights. There is a quality to it all that my wife would call gezellig. There isn't a good English translation. Coziness comes the closest. I also love how attitudes turn more toward gratitude. Especially this … Continue reading A Thanksgiving 2017

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Thoughts and Prayers and Elbow Grease

"What good do thoughts and prayers do?" the people ask. "They don't stop the evil, the atrocities. They don't meet the desperate needs." They have a point. I fully believe in the power of prayer. I've witnessed what it can do in hurting lives and desperate situations. I also believe a lot of the "thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers and Elbow Grease

Flash Fiction Friday: The Need of a Dragon

Here is my story for this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy! "You're kidding me, right?" Ian looked around the junk yard. "This is a joke." Before him stood two large recycling containers. On top of the containers lay dragons, but mot the kind he sought. These were the work of some local … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Need of a Dragon

When You Wanted to Conquer the World, But Didn’t

https://youtu.be/tk9fBx-On2o Nostalgia. It has a funny way of sneaking up on you and messing with your mind. It can lift you high and bring you low, all within a few seconds. Such is the case with Cademman's Call and their album 40 acres. My wife and I played this in the car on a small … Continue reading When You Wanted to Conquer the World, But Didn’t

You Are Not the Spark, You Are the Flame

I'm not going to lie. I struggled with what to write today. Something quick. Didn't have time to write anything elaborate. Deep. Meaningful. Maybe share a video or two of some happy, dance-able songs. Instead, this is what came. A picture of a candle with hands holding them forward. A light in the deep darkness. … Continue reading You Are Not the Spark, You Are the Flame