John Tames: Part 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Creases everywhere. I try to imagine the face without lines, but find the task impossible. At least he’s still got hair. Gray now, but a full head of it. I hope that’s hereditary. Grandpa Tom starts digging in his pocket. “Come over here, John,” He waves me to his…

Reading List: If You Feel Too Much

I just finished reading a book by Jamie Tworkowski called If You Feel Too Much. This is his first book, and it just came out this week. I love it. I’ve read his stuff before and I love his message. In case you are not familiar with him, Jamie is the founder of To Write Love On…

Monday Morsel: Writing Your Own Story

“It’s alright to do things the way you want. There is no map to life, no blueprints to survival, you can create your world day by day if you have a clear vision and an unwillingness to give up.” – John O’Callaghan I know I have mentioned a few times the importance of creating the…

John Tames: Part 3

These wooden benches are funny. It’s hard to get comfortable. Not to mention these clothes. I don’t know why my mother insisted on putting this tie around my neck. I tug at it, but she gives me a glare. I put my hands back in my lap. This guy has been talking forever. He’s standing…

Life on the End of a Paintbrush

Life on the End of a Paintbrush by Kim Lindquist I’ve seen many a scene from the place I live In shades from day to night Gardens and wars and faces I give All are within my sight I live not alone, but with many alike Though we differ in certain ways From purpose to…

Monday Morsel: Life is Art

  I do not know who this quote belongs to, but I came across it the other day and I love it. Life is art. Everything you do and the way you do it. Even the trivial things hold beauty and value when you realize that nobody does them exactly the way you do them….

John Tames: Part 2

Click here for part one🙂   The Sky Blue. The white lines twirl together, floating, hovering. Who gets this job? To paint the sky everyday. The giant dome that encases us. Always changing, always beautiful. Perhaps Michelangelo. He could have earned it with that ceiling of his. But there were skies before Michelangelo. Hmm. Well…

John Tames: Part 1

So, I have been working on a book (well, I have been working on a few books, but this one I plan to actually finish in the near future). And I decided I will release parts of it here on my blog so I can get some feedback as I work on it. It is…

Monday Morsel: Trent Shelton

    Broken crayons still color the same. There is one piece of advice that I have always hated: “just choose to be happy.” Right. Because I choose to cry. Because I choose to have a gaping black pit where my heart ought to be. Because I choose to float through the day with my…

Why You Should Start Meditating Right Now

In the world today, everything moves at lighting speed and everyone is juggling a hundred different things, with a million thoughts racing through their head. Fretting over the past, stressing over the future. It is rare for anyone to live fully and happily in the present, and that is upsetting. Because in reality, all we…

“Adventure” – Original Song

  I wrote this song recently, and decided sharing it with all of you would be a fitting end to my travels. (Well, end for a little while.) I want to thank all of you readers who have been following along as I’ve been playing around with this website of mine. I have really enjoyed…

Monday Morsel: Henry David Thoreau

  The forest is my favorite place to meditate. Something about the cover of trees and the smell of wet dirt. It reconnects you to the earth. This week is all about meditation, so stay tuned!