(The Wolf Boy's part) Took a boat into the Ocean, but ended swept up in a storm. The vessel tumbled while in motion, now I'm lost and all forlorn. Riding on the waves, as they rhythmically crash and break. On a life raft for many days, unable to make but one mistake. ~ The turquoise … Continue reading Lost at Sea – Poetry Collaboration ft. Sarika
A day like this will not be missed, until he lies next to his grave. Wishing for all the time that he'd tasted, yet in the midst of pain, laid waste to it. T'was a struggle like many others, under a blanket of self-doubt, he'd lay smothered. Second-guessing and re-contesting himself. Labeling himself as broken, … Continue reading -=He’s bro/ken=-
Hello again, friends, bloggers, and muses, This week on Behind the Author we're going to be digging into the mind of a professional writer and educator in an attempt to draw out some of her wisdom and experience. In this way, hopefully, we can all grow and learn from each as fellow bloggers and writers. … Continue reading Behind the Author – Elizabeth Gauffreau
"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." - Napoleon Hill Influence I'm going to tell you something that may surprise you, but every single person on this planet right now is influential. The way we handle ourselves, the … Continue reading Every Single One of Us is Influential
"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! [dare to know] "Have courage to … Continue reading Are Trump Supporters Unenlightened?
Lost again in the confines of the tall pines, The river rushing hurriedly shields me - from the murmurings of my own mind. The bounty of nature heals me, as I search for not, but what I might find. ~ A cold wind brushes my back, and plays upon the straps - of my bright … Continue reading Of Tree Tops and Flying Beasts
Squirrels and chipmunks pitter-patter and chatter, As Fall's warm breath turns to Winter's icy exhalation. The stars in the sky float at ease, before turning into frigid constellations. ~ Autumn being just a tease, of an unpleasant time to come. The smell of decay rides upon the breeze, As the Earth bids adieu to the … Continue reading Goodbye Dear Summer, Hello Newcomer
Back in 2009, I was enrolled in a Police Foundations program. It was the final year of my course and we had one big trip planned to kick it all off. Our teacher had decided to organize a trip down to New Orleans to spend a week with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for those less fortunate. With a taste for adventure in my blood, I quickly signed up to join in on the fun and to earn the right to list some charitable work on my future resume. When the time came, I drove a group of my classmates down to Louisiana to participate in Habitat for Humanity for one week.
My blogging friend Mandy from "That We Might" has nominated me for this Sunshine Blogger Award! Now, I don't always participate in these awards but her questions were irresistible and she's really quite a dear who leaves very insightful and interesting comments. So I wanted to play along. 😉 Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award from Mandy
Hello again friends, bloggers and muses, Welcome back to another week of Behind the Author, where we dig deep into the mind of someone who has found success in some form in their lives and we try to reveal their secrets so that we can all grow. This week's author is a woman who writes … Continue reading Behind the Author – J. McSpadden
A few things happened to me today. First, I overcame my fear of public speaking by making a presentation to my class at University about the contrasts between the poetic epic that is Beowulf and the masterpieces which Tolkien had produced. I don't know if any of you had known, but Tolkien was kind of … Continue reading Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a … Continue reading A Survival Guide For Introverts – Part II
The window to my soul seems darker now. Its transparency is clouded by crimson blues. Like stained glass tempered to withstand hard blows, I can see my life only through this disillusionment. The darkness is thick except for these crimson rays. Lost, but I’m searching - from here, will I ever find my way? Cold … Continue reading The Crimson Window
These days pass me by in a wild blur. I've been consuming loneliness for a destiny that's self-assured. ~ Yet my existence is still harmonious. ~ I've compiled the pieces of this broken heart, And attempted to reassemble it part by part. Yet, it's off to a slow start. ~ A sort of emotional numbness … Continue reading I Regard You Day By Day
A man walks into a police station and addresses one of the officers at the front desk, "Excuse me, sir. I'm Derek and I'd like to turn myself in". The officer looked dismayed, "Turn yourself in, you say? Like... For a crime?" "Yes sir, I'd like to clear my conscience in servitude to the lord." "Aren't … Continue reading How Do You Like Your Pork?