“Where there’s an absence of courage, can courage be found.” JSM   Chapter Twenty Six Blackout The day my teenage daughter moved in with Nancy and I, was the instant I set forth four specific rules to abide by. Those rules apply to all her friends coming and going, as well as any new comers toContinue reading “Tantrum”


  “Anything broken can be fixed. Although, sometimes it’s better in disrepair.” JSM Chapter Twenty Five Lost During the brief time between graduation and the print shop, I never found solid roots in any employment offered. I started at the Summer Printing Program, moved to Friendly’s, then left the restaurant for a grocery store.  I was terminated from theContinue reading “Brokenhearted”


    “Despite what you may have heard, I am not crazy.” JSM Chapter Twenty Four Standing Tall Last chapter I briefly mentioned choosing the path of least resistance. Finding an easy route to navigate through life. Why make it difficult when alternatives can suffice? Sophomore year of high school wasn’t any different. Every possibleContinue reading “Victorious”

The Great Beyond

    “Continue exploring. Never stop searching.” JSM Chapter Twenty One Trees of Knowledge (Cont.) Turn around and walk away. Pretend you were never here. If dad finds out, you’re in trouble. Heart racing and mind scrambling I jumped out of my skin when the thin wooden door creaked closed behind me. The contents of the room wereContinue reading “The Great Beyond”