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March 24, 2019

Since I have yet discovered the path to earning a living by writing, I have another career, one that takes a great deal of time, attention and devotion. Yet, that does not change the fact that I need to write. There are some days, actually most days, that if I don’t si...

February 24, 2019

I am a self-published storyteller, not under contract by a major publishing house and have sold a very limited number of books. In the literary world, I am insignificant. That is the truth, but that truth doesn’t change the reality that I am a storyteller.

Storytelling...

February 10, 2019

War Springs Eternal is dedicated to my brothers and sisters in arms -

-To those who were asked to do the unthinkable.

-To those who HAD to do the unimaginable.

-To those who are broken and still fighting.

-To those for whom the fighting became too much.

The world eventua...

January 20, 2019

It was in the fifth or sixth grade, I believe. The class was watching a film bringing to life Poe’s short story, The Tell-Tale Heart. A gruesome story to be sure, but on that day, I fell in love with Macabre Master’s work. During library time, I read a book of his shor...

January 7, 2019

Occasionally, I use quotes of writers I admire to open a blogpost. Today, I am going to quote myself.....

"It isn’t about the number of words the author writes,

it is about the story the author tells with the number of words written.... " 

Joe Leonardi

I tend to agree with...

December 10, 2018

Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoonfed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than automatons, regurgitating information and...

November 26, 2018

….more than likely, they are the ones who have never witnessed its horrors. 

My time in the United States Navy is one of which I am most proud and for all the life lessons I learned, one stands out above them all. I was temporarily assigned to an LHA, one of two on whic...

November 15, 2018

I stand in the phone booth, a droning buzz fills the space. Flickering light on the inside matches the chains of lightning outside. Both portend monumental shifts.

Less than twenty four hours ago, you professed your love. Less than one, you told me it was over. Shocked,...

November 8, 2018

Perhaps one of the biggest cons in life is believing in the future.

We attend school, for the future.
We save money, for the future.
We work hard, for the future.

So focused on preparing for the future, we forge chains that will not hold us in death, but hold us in life....

November 1, 2018

We can’t escape the headlines of mass murders occurring in our schools. The very place where children are sent to be educated. The very place where they should be safe and free from danger. 

Sadly, school shootings have become the new normal. These horrific crimes and e...

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