Merry Christmas

He is Emanuel; God with us He is with us when we crest the mountain peaks And He is with us when we are in the valleys At the peak His presence seems so obvious In the depths it seems like He cannot be found And yet He is there The future will show you... Continue Reading →

Be The Change – yes you!!

So today is a big deal, I get it, we all get it. However today saddens me, from what I see online & talking to people it saddens almost everyone. Yes voting is important, however how we live our lives is significantly more important. Somehow we as a society have arrived at a place where... Continue Reading →

Hope & the Youth of Today

This morning my 10 year old daughter had a bit of a melt down because she only got 88% for mathematics on her recent progress report, not a grade, but a progress report. It was strange, because when I was a kid my parents would probably have done a dance if I got an 88%... Continue Reading →

Mistborn

I am not what you would call a reader, or at least not what I would call a reader. So much so, that there is an entire section of my blog that was dedicated to encouraging myself to read. For a while I was writing reviews for the books I had assigned myself to read.... Continue Reading →

What If?

What if, we the people decided to be the change? What if, we the people declared we would be the hope? What if, we the people decided that we are better together, regardless of race, nationality, ancestral origin, political, philosophical and theological differences? What if, we the people decided respect and cooperation were better than... Continue Reading →

The Joys Of Aging 

Ligaments stretchAs joints ache  Strange cracking noises  Are greeted with groans Random roaming pains Everything requires more effort  More care You must warm up to get out of bed it seems  It's strange, as life gets a little easier  It becomes more difficult in new ways Ahh the joys of aging 

Ghost Fragment: Bentley

I stumbled across this piece of fan fiction I wrote, an origin story of sorts for my character in Destiny (the video game). I think I had ideas to try & turn it into some kind of audio performance at one point. However at this point it has sat untouched & unread for over a... Continue Reading →

Focus

You will find what you focus on Focus on the negative  You will find the bad Focus on the positive  You will find the good  Sometimes you have to step back Be honest with yourself  What are you looking for? It takes a conscious decision  To focus on the good But it is worth it for... Continue Reading →

I Believe

Some days life tries to make you quit Just give up Jump in the river And slowly drown in hopelessness I will not quit I will not change or bow down I will hold on to who I am I believe in hope I believe in miracles I believe in love I believe that relationships... Continue Reading →

My America

Let me tell you about my America The land that I have always loved It is not a land of a particular political party Or a certain belief system It is a cultural melting pot of the world   It is a place of hope & promise The land of dreams Dreams for all Where... Continue Reading →

Daydreams

A 150 word story, just trying to get the creative thought process going again & because why not 🙂     Margaret walks down the hill of the street she calls home. The cobblestones glisten with moisture from the morning drizzle, the sky overcast, it is cold, but not bitterly so. Three-story redbrick terraced houses line... Continue Reading →

The Hope Of A Brighter Day

There is always hope you know Even in the darkest of times There is the hope of a brighter day   This is my hope No matter what the world brings our way That tomorrow will be brighter   I will choose to believe this, always For life is better that way Let us not... Continue Reading →

The Launch Codes

The storm clouds of chaos Grow ever stronger Ever darker   Decency is an outlier Restraint, compassion Distant ideals   I used to laugh when they talked about the end of the world Armageddon in our lifetime - yeah right Yet this is no biblical instance You may as well burn it Some that claim to... Continue Reading →

The best is yet to come

From the darkest of nights Dawns the brightest of days The best is yet to come   Fear is real, tangible Yet I will not listen to it I am no longer a slave to such things   Hope is my dawn Faith is my armor A new day, is what awaits

Afraid For The Future

I’m no politician, no expert, I find the whole thing so utterly distasteful & corrupt that I try to stay away. I live my life the best I can (most of the time), enjoy myself & try to make a small positive impact in the world. Yet at times it is hard to ignore it... Continue Reading →

For the Veterans

I don’t usually repost my old work, but this came up in my Facebook memories this morning & I felt it should be shared again 🙂

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To have been places unthinkablewar

To have seen things unimaginable

To have done things seemingly unforgivable

In the heat of the desert

In the dark of the junglewar 2

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 with you, wherever you go

To offer your soulwar 3

To offer your mind

To offer your life

For what? For everything that you believe in

To defend your family

To defend your country

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For truth

For justice

For freedom

You are honor

You are humble pride

You are integritywar 4

You are our warriors

Without you, we speak another language

Without you, we suffer unspeakable horrors

Without you, we are not here

I thank you, with all that I amwar 7

We thank you, with all that we are

Thank you, for being the ultimate in humanity

My words…

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Real Life Cowboy

Living on the trail Camping by the fire Sipping in the evening Singing old cowboy songs Life was easier Or so they say When all you had to do Was survive But the cold night air Would eat at your bones And the tension and fear When bullets or natives approached Tell a different story... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Its a happy day, when families gather watch baseball, eat burgers & drink beer Its a day when most don’t have to work When we get to enjoy the company of those we love & enjoy Take a moment this Memorial Day though As you should every Memorial Day To remember how &... Continue Reading →

The approach to El Paso

  I put down my Elmore Leonard book on the approach to El Paso As there are many new things to see, new to me at least There are sandstone hills, topped with scrub brush So neatly arranged it appears to be combed hair, cornrows maybe   The back of the hill reveals a gaping wound... Continue Reading →

14 Years

14 years, it’s quite a while The past seems like a lifetime ago We still drive each other crazy Confound each other with changing moods We get busy, we forget things Sometimes we snap, when there’s really no need We might not be perfect, but honey we ain’t all that bad   14 years, its... Continue Reading →

Perennial Soul

After the death of winter Always comes the spring Green shoots rising up Through the frost covered dirt   After the rotting & seemingly terminal decay After apparent death Comes new life, new hope To my perennial soul

Want to

Want to know Want to show How to fly, oh so high On the cool night sky   Want to go Want to flow Want to taste; Freedom In the falling rain   Want to feel Want to heal Want to hope again In the morning sunrise

Why can we not just have peace?

In this war ravaged planet Most people just want to be peaceful To get on with their lives, go to work, pay their bills Maybe watch a game, drink a beer with a friend, hug their family   They didn't ask for this, we don't want this The world is torn, society is stretched to... Continue Reading →

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