Hope and the Silver Bell

Read the chapter below from the short story "The Kingdom of Winter", featured in the book A House in a Field of Reeds. Get the book and learn more about the hope one tiny silver bell can bring.  Will YOU be hanging a silver bell outside your door this season?  Footsteps in the snow were … Continue reading Hope and the Silver Bell

We Are an Enigma

http://youtu.be/FHtvDA0W34I We are an enigma, this body of carbon and oxygen and hydrogen. We are an enigma, in our minds and our hearts and our souls.  We choose, and that is not always wise. But then…we are an enigma.  Hold your breath for thirty seconds. For some, that time passes with relative quickness as they … Continue reading We Are an Enigma

If This is Your First Night at Fight Club…

I am Jack’s un-read blog. I needed a day of skepticism.  A day of total cynicism.  I needed a down day.  Well actually, what I needed was an up day, a day of total success and accomplishment and reward.  But those things have been slow in coming.  But that hasn’t deterred me from my goal.  … Continue reading If This is Your First Night at Fight Club…

I’m Making an Exclamation! Or: Dear Exclamation Point, No Quarter Given

Here Ye, Here Ye… That sounds official, right?  Like some HUGE announcement is about to be made?  Yeah, well…I have one.  It’s more of a warning, really.  A shot across the bow, if you will. To the exclamation point.  You know…this guy?  →  ! Yeah, that’s right.  I’m talking punctuation baby.  Actually, I’m talking TO … Continue reading I’m Making an Exclamation! Or: Dear Exclamation Point, No Quarter Given

The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination

You’ve been here a while, right?  Long enough to see my readership blossom from three casual readers to four indifferent readers?  I’m sorry, what number where you?  No worries, it’s not important. What’s important is that you’re here. I mean that.  Your participation here makes all the difference to me.  It’s not that I don’t … Continue reading The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination

I’m a One Way Motorway

  I woke up this morning with a song in my head.  It happens quite often, actually.  Often the night before I’ve heard something (a phrase, a song, etc.) that will plant the seed.  I’m generally not happy with the resulting bloom the following day.  I’ve awakened to disco, metal and even really, really bad … Continue reading I’m a One Way Motorway

Enter Title Here…

I’ve started a post, one hundred times I’ve written some words, I’ve written some rhymes I’ve hated it all, I’ve stomped and I’ve cried Well, not with real tears but you know that I tried I’ve brewed up some coffee, and then brewed up some more I finished it up and then went to the … Continue reading Enter Title Here…

It Is Better To Walk Than Curse the Road

"It's okay if you want to quit, as long as you don't." - Melissa Arnot I had a short conversation today with a Facebook friend, talking about inspiration and determination.  He’s a long distance hiker, training for a big trip.  He gave me a quote that I really liked and it got me thinking about … Continue reading It Is Better To Walk Than Curse the Road