Virtual Blog Tour

A few weeks back I was asked to take part in a virtual blog tour by one of my readers, to which I agreed. I usually avoid things such as the blog awards that roam around WP, nothing against them, but they feel somewhat like those chain emails or “I bet you won’t share this... Continue Reading →

A year of blogging

So I got a notification at some point, I think last week, that I have had my blog for a year now. Really? A year, already!? It seems like a popular thing to do at the beginning of a new year is to review the past years events and then look forward to what your... Continue Reading →

9/11 – memories

What can be said about today that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? The awful events of 9/11 will live with us forever. The scars & pain of the families & friends affected will always remain. It breaks my heart every time I think about it. I am not going to attempt to write... Continue Reading →

Favorite time of year

I love this time of year, it has always been special for me, but after 11+ years in Texas it is becoming even more so. Coming into fall (even though we still have triple digit temperatures) makes me happy because it means our summer is going to eventually end and there is the (somewhat distant)... Continue Reading →

To PS4 or not to PS4?

On the surface of it this is a ridiculously simple question. I still enjoy video games, I still enjoy playing online with my friends, I’ve always loved what the next generation of each Playstation has brought to my entertainment life. So given that the new PS4 will be released in November, and for the specs,... Continue Reading →

Disclaimer

So I have found myself in something of a funk recently. To the point where looking at getting help for depression is a subject that has been discussed frequently. I don’t know what caused it, I don’t know why I’m here in this place, I do know God wants to get me out of it... Continue Reading →

Random Wordpress thoughts

The strange thing about a really productive creative spell that you spread out over several days of posting is you get likes on new posts that you don't remember what they are about The app is too picky if I if like your post 10 times, it's because it didn't show up. If I follow... Continue Reading →

The Choice

As you embark down the road of life, the direction you are sent down might not be the way you would have chosen to go. Sometimes you are a long way down that road before you really realize that it wasn’t the road for you. At that point you are faced with a choice, neither... Continue Reading →

TDF – Stage 15 – Wow, just wow

The last few years have been very enjoyable as a British cycling fan. From watching Mark Cavendish establish himself as possibly the greatest sprinter of all time, to seeing Bradley Wiggins come to the fore after an incredible Olympic career establishing himself as a pro & then last year claiming the ultimate prize of victory... Continue Reading →

Make me want to move

Tired, heat, desire gone I want to continue Yet I don’t make the time Inspiration has drifted Yet I know I need to push through Writing has become like working out I need to do it, I just don’t want to right now Life got busy, summer got hot Neither makes me want to move... Continue Reading →

Reminders and Discipline

There comes a time on ones journey to improve, that you need a little reminded that you are on the journey. I had such a moment last week, while getting to spend an enjoyable week with a family member who happens to be a non-Christian. As you know, my view on that is that we... Continue Reading →

Fear

So why write and record music & place it on my blog? One word; fear. I have lived with a crippling fear of rejection for most of my life. There was not one giant incident that caused this, it was built from the cumulative effect of many small things over many years. The fear of... Continue Reading →

For the Veterans

To have been places unthinkable To have seen things unimaginable To have done things seemingly unforgivable   In the heat of the desert In the dark of the jungle In the mountainous back of beyond   You built bonds no one on the outside could understand You saw your brothers die You carry the scars... Continue Reading →

Come on England

It is with a heavy heart that I look at the nation of my birth this morning. On the back of an awful act of terror committed by psychopathic lunatics, an act which breaks the heart, once again. It is the response of (some of) the people, my people, that saddens me even more. When... Continue Reading →

Prayers for OKC, I am numb

Thinking about what vacation writing to post today seems a little redundant. How can I celebrate a good time when such awful news is coming south from our neighbors and friends in Oklahoma? I pray for all those affected. My mind cannot, maybe will not, comprehend the pain this tragedy has caused. Parents without children... Continue Reading →

Day 2 oberservations

Some other random thoughts from day of our cruise 2 that didn't quite fit in the journal post.   Day 2 observation 1 – the side effects of reading When I read something that I enjoy, I start to think along the same patterns as the author writes. Words appear, appropriately, that are usually far from my... Continue Reading →

People watching

One of the main pass times on a cruise ship, whether you admit it or not, is people watching. I started the week with a desire to observe & take in as much as possible. As time went on though I grew weary of people, as usual, & drifted off into thoughts & efforts that... Continue Reading →

What is to come

As I said yesterday, I have just returned from a week-long vacation, a 7 night Western Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Magic. I had a long overdue rest, some great family time & some amazing experiences. When packing I decided to take a notepad & a pen with me, anticipating much poetic inspiration, possibly some... Continue Reading →

Did you miss me?

I just returned from a week-long vacation, cruising the western Caribbean. No internet, no phone, just relaxing with my family. While I couldn’t blog, I did write, with a pen, a lot. Now all I have to do is try to find time to transcribe all that writing, assuming I can read it, lol. So... Continue Reading →

Complete Surrender

This has to be one of my most procrastinated posts yet. Usually when I have an idea of something to write on it just falls out on the paper (or screen). Sometimes if I don’t have time I’ll put the idea in a folder for later but most of the time my blog is an... Continue Reading →

Growth – a summary

I have finally finished the self-examination writing assignments I set myself early on in the life of my blog. As I go through my awakening this year, God is answering one of my longest standing prayers, tell me who He says I am. I am going to start here with this summary of what I... Continue Reading →

Career change?

So following on from my last post. I think it is clear that I need a career change. However, what exactly do I mean by that? The easy, rational (maybe) & certainly worldly thing to do is to go find another job. If it is my industry that is the problem, then I should go... Continue Reading →

Freight Jedi

  Continuing in my series of essays(?) under the banner of growth, I am finally getting around to looking at my career. I have been delaying on this because, well I don’t like to talk/think about my work & also I knew it would force me to look at the future. Well I’ve been looking... Continue Reading →

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