Graveyard Phobia, Coimetrophobia & The Boogeyman

Throughout history, graveyards have usually made people nervous and scared. Maybe their fears are rooted in our ancestors superstitious, and at times backwards way of thinking. Have years of horror flicks altered the way people view cemeteries? Or possibly, humans are hardwired to dislike hollowed ground and the resting places of the dead. Wherever these … Continue reading Graveyard Phobia, Coimetrophobia & The Boogeyman

Snapshots

Pictured; What do you see? For the past 20 years, I've been laboring on a project that few would spend time doing. I've been learning how to turn down the area of my brain that controls discernment. Yes, working at not seeing more than I have to see. Please hang in there. I'm not kidding. … Continue reading Snapshots

The Dam Is Breaking

For centuries, the Dam has been eroding. Beneath the surface, dark forces have worked tirelessly to seek out and exploit any and all possible structural weaknesses. Fueled by an agenda of madness, time and pressure have been fashioned into a weapon. The enemy will never lay down it's sword. The city beneath the towering structure … Continue reading The Dam Is Breaking

Pretzels For Breakfast

We had pretzels this morning before Palm Sunday Mass at the Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart [pictured]. Possibly unknown to much of the population, pretzels have deep-rooted religious symbolism. [Food & Wine Magazine] The pretzel's origins date back at least over 1500 years. While the New York Times reported that a fifth-century illuminated manuscript in … Continue reading Pretzels For Breakfast

Damages [Spring 2019]

This was one of my first pieces of writing. At the time, I was still in my first year of sobriety. Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain, informing us that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable, we protect … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Achievement & Avoiding Entanglement

Pictured: Standing up a dump truck in Brenham, Texas.n Twenty-four day after moving to Texas, I interviewed for and secured employment. This was five weeks ago. During those five weeks, I've had the opportunity to drive and operate various equipment. By equipment, I mean really cool stuff I haven't used before, including Tractor-trailers and Heavy … Continue reading Achievement & Avoiding Entanglement

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part III, Choosing Ignorance Over Crazy]

Prelude: It's important to remember that I wrote this more than 18 months ago. The experience took place several years before that time. Yes, I realize this piece may sound . . . a little odd. 😊 Part II Recap: Even if I had known what was going to happen, I could not have prepared … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part III, Choosing Ignorance Over Crazy]

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part II Speaking The Words]

Re-posted From August, 2020. As a child, my mother [single parent] implied that all things were possible. Nothing was off the table, and from a young age, I endorsed the fantastic as validated reality. All of that changed during my twenties when I became a professional and started wearing a tie. Suddenly, I decided that … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part II Speaking The Words]

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part I]

Re-posted From August, 2020 When everything is stripped away from someone's life, the individual has but few options. By [everything], I'm referring to losing it all, and having little or no money and resources besides a couple of changes of clothes, and a pack of worldly possessions. A little more than five years ago I … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part I]