Preparing To Publish The First Book of The Series

It's not been easy to write the past few months. I've been working from 4 AM to 3 or 4 PM Monday through Friday. On top of that, I'm going through something challenging physically. Once again, I will have to climb another mountain. Hey, what's one more mountain, right? Following four years of on and … Continue reading Preparing To Publish The First Book of The Series

Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill

"So, what did the doctor tell you this morning," he asked his wife, struggling to hide an ugly scowl on his thin, dark features. A sudden wave of sadness filled her mind as a single tear tried to fall from one tired eye, but didn't. The room seemed unnaturally quiet as the woman prepared to … Continue reading Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill

Damages [Spring 2019]

This was one of my first pieces of writing. At the time, I was still in my first year of sobriety. I've had a couple of people ask me about the meaning of 'Damages.' They feel I'm placing addicts on a pedestal. I surely don't set the average drug addict or anyone else on a … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

The Tomato Plant [Extended Version]

For this piece, I used two characters from my novel, but it's not an excerpt. It was inspired by an actual tomato plant in a large hanging cage. Similar to the one shown . . . but bigger and . . . well . . . slightly demonic looking. The Tomato Plant As promised to … Continue reading The Tomato Plant [Extended Version]

Spending Time At Hogwarts [More Pics Added]

Sadly, I had to wait until I was over 50, but I've officially visited the School of Hogwarts. No, not as a student but as a teacher. The school has tirelessly requested my assistance for years, but my busy schedule hasn't allowed me to visit. Finally, let the advanced education begin! 😊🤣😂 Happy Halloween Joseph … Continue reading Spending Time At Hogwarts [More Pics Added]

It’s True – Food Delivery Drivers Are Picking At Your Food

US Foods, a nationwide food supplier, gathered information from 500 food delivery drivers and over 1500 customers in the United States who use apps such as UberEATS, GrubHub, Postmates, and DoorDash. Sadly, 54% of the drivers were tempted to nibble at the food they were transporting. Half of those individuals graduated from the temptation to … Continue reading It’s True – Food Delivery Drivers Are Picking At Your Food

The Dam Is Breaking, An Analogy, Edited & Remastered

For Generations, the Dam has been deteriorating. Beneath the surface, dark forces have worked incessantly. Every conceivable weakness has been manipulated and exploited. Nobody has been spared. Fueled by an agenda of madness, time and pressure have been weaponized into something that is never silent, never sleeping, always speaking, and forever casting its craft upon … Continue reading The Dam Is Breaking, An Analogy, Edited & Remastered

The Tour

Summer evening in Denver, Colorado, about 20 years ago. I was undergoing treatment for drug dependency. My counselor had a way of getting his point across. We piled into a large white van and drove from the treatment center to stop number one. We would visit three locations that night, each time taking enough time … Continue reading The Tour

CNN, From Fame To Fake

This Morning I remember the CNN of old, particularly during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Like much of the world, a large portion of my free time was spent glued to the television, watching Anderson Cooper and the bombing highlights. It was the first we were able to watch war live on television. I was … Continue reading CNN, From Fame To Fake