Sleight of Hand

Imagine yourself rolling down the street with a friend. You are the passenger, and you're cruising through a residential area. You begin to perceive a slight uncertainty within the vehicle. Your friend's mannerisms transform into moderate anxiety. You can feel it coming; the car is approaching someone or something. Then it happens. The driver points … Continue reading Sleight of Hand

My Personal Evolution

A Journal Introduction From stinging monster, soaring eagle, and phoenix rising, I have evolved through the ranks of Scorpio, ultimately emerging from the ashes of decay. When I proceeded to begin blogging two years ago, I had only recently returned from the land of the dead. Or, as some may see it: The drug world. … Continue reading My Personal Evolution

Okay Fine, I Did See It Coming

A few years ago, during my running and gunning days, I often questioned my destiny. More specifically, would a life of loneliness and solitude not only be necessary but desired. Following years of pain and tragedy, I was prepared to spend the remainder of my life alone. My mindset was clear. I must live out … Continue reading Okay Fine, I Did See It Coming

The Tomato Plant [Re-post]

Not an excerpt. Simply a conversation between two characters from my Novel. After a quiet dinner, Soloman and Shelby walked the path to the treeline and back, where they dropped into the loveseat on the porch. Only one hour past sunset, the temperature had already dropped by nearly twenty degrees. Soloman leaned over and kissed … Continue reading The Tomato Plant [Re-post]

Blessings All Around Us

Without question, the Global Pandemic has brought pain and suffering to millions of people around the world. I would never attempt to minimize or dismiss what others have experienced. Furthermore, I do not want to come across as [rubbing salt in the wounds of the injured]. That said, I believe we should all stop, sharpen … Continue reading Blessings All Around Us

Damages Part I [Spring 2019]

Pictured: My Wife 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 ourselves, our hearts, minds, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope … Continue reading Damages Part I [Spring 2019]

Struggle Within Us All

Over the past two years, I've dedicated quite a few hours to writing about; the selfish World we live in, Self-improvement, and taking ownership of our actions. Most recently, I've shared a few stories from my place of employment. As you can imagine, Patrolling the Interstate Highways for a living gives me ample time to … Continue reading Struggle Within Us All

I Missed The Sign

Before I accepted my current employment, I'd been working in the field of Traffic Control for some time. Throughout the last two months with that organization, we'd been working overnight for two months. At the beginning of each shift, we had been expected to stretch for 15-20 minutes as part of our safety meeting. Now, … Continue reading I Missed The Sign

How Do I Know That I Love Her?

When my wife asked me, "how do you know you love me," my brain began to spin out of control? I immediately kicked off an answer in the form of an essay. On the one hand, the answer is a story spanning more than 30 years of my life. At the same time, the answer … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her?