The Reality Paradox

“There once came a time in my damaged life, I was influenced to make a choice. To sit in silence, far from home, and listen for that inner voice. The subtle whisper spoke to me, ‘it’s time to get out of the box. The cage you choose is an illusion grand, a reality paradox.” —JSMContinue reading “The Reality Paradox”


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”–Oscar Wilde I’ve read a ton of arguments that go back and forth trying to describe similarities and distinct differences between “author” and “writer”. It’s a fascinating conversation. Does an author need to be poetic and flowery, overly descriptive, and long-winded, to tell a story? Can a good storyContinue reading “Storyteller”


First off, I wanted to take a moment to shout out to all the new subscribers and followers of my author Facebook page, and this blog site. Little by little we continue to grow. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a little “different” and if you’re into that kind of thing, IContinue reading “Gratitude”

The Villain

“I like not fair terms and a villain’s mind.”–William Shakespeare I was an English major when I first attended college. I switched degree programs, after one year in. I came to a negative, self-defeating conclusion, adopted a quitter’s mentality, and convinced myself I’d be better off studying something else or investing time in something different.Continue reading “The Villain”

The Root of All Evil

  “It’s easier to ride the ride, than fight the tide.” JSM Chapter Twenty Three Back and Forth and Back Again While hammering through my first degree program at the local university, I worked part time as a mechanic at a recreational facility. Bowling, arcade, late night light and laser show events (with a DJContinue reading “The Root of All Evil”

Stormy Skies

  “Step one–Never change. The moment you change is the moment you stop being you.” JSM Chapter Twenty Two  The Deep Freeze In January of 1998 my state was crippled by an ice storm.  In fact it’s named, “The Ice Storm of 98.”  A variety of YouTube videos can be watched if interested and itContinue reading “Stormy Skies”

The Taste of Forbidden Fruit

“Rejoice in all you’ve accomplished! Not everyone gets an eleventh chance.”  JSM Chapter Twenty One. Trees of Knowledge Have you ever consumed forbidden fruit? Knowing you shouldn’t partake in it’s sweet temptations? Despite the nagging, overbearing whisper in the ear, “It’s alright, no one will ever know,” and you fight the urge, internally debate, battle withContinue reading “The Taste of Forbidden Fruit”