Life

For the Love of it

For the Love of it

I love writing stories about genuine individuals who live out their lives with purpose. These people increase my responsibility to give them proper recognition – like a portrait artist who captures the spirit, as well as the image of his subjects. Now, as I’m writing this, a reprinted story of mine – originally written almost…

Battle of the Chairs

Battle of the Chairs

Battle of the Chairs You must visit a local coffee shop to test the waters of today’s kindness and caring. Like a movie with a Hollywood script, this has a happy ending…  but one always in doubt! Picture this: a bright, beautiful day with people milling about outside a popular coffee and pastry shop. And…

Their Way

Their Way

“Regrets… I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention” – My Way by Frank Sinatra   Watch on YouTube Someone once said, “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” This is such a story. I was enjoying the radio playing a popular song. The voice was ethereal but intense. Actually, the voice…

The Way of Life

The Way of Life

When asked if he was a genius John Lennon straightforwardly said, “If there is such a thing as a genius, I am one, and if there isn’t I don’t care.” I can’t begin to make any such claim. Yet here I am, like so many writers, still putting in the time and effort. Why? It…

A Song for Every Season

A Song for Every Season

I’d like to show how anyone interested in creative thinking can benefit from a simple approach. For writing, just a little advise can sometimes go a long way. Plus, I can usually manage to blend in some meaningful music quotes into the mix.  I also find this manner of contemplation generates other great ideas. But,…

Our Right, Our Choice

Our Right, Our Choice

Canadian novelist, Margaret Atwood, once remarked that in Canada, you can say whatever you want, because no one will listen. And, it’s a standard operating truism – particularly in America and increasingly in Canada – that politics is becoming extreme and polarized, no matter where people are on the political spectrum. Not only that, but…

Making Do…

Making Do…

I was talking ‘car stuff’ with a guy I’ve gotten to know, Ralph. He’s operated his own auto specialty shop for many years. A midsize gent with bedraggled white hair, wise eyes and rough hands – that swallows your handshake – he’s a testimony to a lifetime of physical work… and, the consummate professional. You…

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