A Rushed Visit to Leeds

The continuation of my vacation journal from our big thanksgiving trip to Europe …. York was wonderful, we could have stayed for ages, however it was time to go to Leeds. If York was a nice time catching up with family, Leeds was to be a great time, if a little busy catching up with... Continue Reading →


Blood at times is irrelevant You were family in the truest sense of the word You had the deepest of influences A beautiful brother, a beautiful man You were my friend, but more than that, a mentor and a father figure   Your family was an inspiration The moment I entered your house My heart... Continue Reading →


Working, it’s important you know We all have to do it in one way or another As you grow older you go through seasons Sometimes you love to work Sometimes you hate to work Eventually, hopefully You figure it out, you accept working for what it is A means to an end, a way to... Continue Reading →

Blood Moon

Solar eclipse Blood moon Must get up Must remember to awake A fathers promise, daddy's duty Sleep would have been nice though The alarm would have done its job Then the day would have been refreshing Instead a dull tired ache accompanies my day Yet it is oh so worth it To see her marvel... Continue Reading →

RIP Mary Frances Turner

Just as the flame flickers Then sizzles to extinguish When it's time is done So must our days On this earth sadly end 95 glorious years A blinding light of strength and honor Humility and Sacrifice A family matriarch Moves on to eternal glory I did not know you well But I remember you well... Continue Reading →

Life is Good

While I sit sipping citrus infused water Remembering the Laughing Sheep & William H Bonney   My daughter sings and dances To songs from Crystal Yates & Taylor Swift   In the kitchen, my wife plays culinary jazz Concocting delectable delights that would put Bobby Flay to shame   I think to myself as a... Continue Reading →

White Lightening

Brown eyed balls of white fur Firecrackers snapping with energy Devoted love, family Best friends, brothers White lightning cracking across the ground There could never be enough hours to play      

Vacation Journal: Day 6

Cozumel, Mexico If there was going to be a day to make or break this trip, today was the day. Today was the focal point, the fulcrum of this whole adventure. Today is the day we get to swim with dolphins. As a Dad that wants to reinforce to my child that dreams are both... Continue Reading →

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