I grew up in the town called Brewster, New York. I lived there for 22 years and have many memories of the area; some fond and some I’d rather forget. Nevertheless, the memories are there and my life today has been shaped by them. In this post, I look back (mostly in a nostalgic sense) on a few short slices of what I experienced on a few specific occasions. I had a great childhood and I often think of those days gone by. What’s inside is merely one such example of a time I thought out loud.
My first love and favorite thing to do in this world is to write. I adore blogging and sharing stories about how I perceive the goings-on of the earth and how I live my life. I've often said that one of the most worthwhile things I've ever done is to start this blog. I've been able to transition my travels and experiences into stories and photography for others to enjoy. I've also tried my hand at writing short stories and learning more about the English language than most will ever have a chance to. In this writing category, you can expect to find my commentary on any number of things; my expression of opinions on a variety of topics, recollections of my past, analysis of others' writing out there in this world, as well as some of my own attempts at piecing words together. Enjoy!
If you’re interested in fine writing, I think you’ll enjoy this post. To me, quotes and literature and writing that make you take a step back and think are a big part of what makes life so worth living. I’m not sure where I’d be without them. In this post, I share some thoughts on what makes a beautiful quote and then I share a healthy handful of my own personal preferences. Please read what’s inside and then share some of your own favorites in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
In this somewhat uniquely styled post, I discuss various types of writing by various authors. I include J.K. Rowling, James Baldwin, Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen King, and even Edgar Allan Poe in the discussion. It was this last author the post was actually structured around. After reading a book of short stories, I decided to try my hand at one of the assignments found at the end of each section (the collection of stories was contained in a textbook of sorts). The assignment asked the student to change the point of view of a part of one of the stories. Or to put it more simply, to flesh out a character’s position that wasn’t already fleshed out. I chose to see things through the eyes of the old man in Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. What an outcome. Enjoy.
I was talking to a friend last week when I told him about some old posts I wrote a long time ago. If I remember correctly, they were written in 2007 and 2008. Boy, I’ve been doing this a while. Jeesh… Anyway, I told me friend that the posts had to do with the funniest […]
The Mattress Through part of my childhood when I was a kid, I slept on a mattress that was made of 100% foam. It wasn’t like the mattresses we see today. The ones that have seven layers of heaven – springs, padding, memory material, air pockets, water and gel. The ones that are now over […]
With only one day to spare, I have come to a decision. I’ve finally discovered, and admitted to myself, my life goal. The goal I’d like to die having completed. Now, I didn’t just come to this decision this morning. I’ve moved around for years, visiting a number of places around our country, loving, hating […]
Among other things, I did a lot of work yesterday. I’ve been plodding away at the same project I mentioned I started about six months ago. It’s yet to bear fruit. I have reserved confidence that it still may. And if it does, the fog will lift and I’ll think again once more. During an […]
I woke up this morning to the sudden blast of the radio and the realization that I had forgotten to put my laundry from last night in the dryer. I’ve done this every single time I’ve done a wash down here. I’m horrible at remembering these things and I pay for them in water and […]
It’s funny, every time Summer rolls around, I dream of taking very long vacations while snowmobiling in the Arctic and every time Winter rolls around, I dream of disappearing to some tropical island while laying on the beach all day. Unfortunately, I’m a forgetful person. I forget about about the humidity that Summer brings and […]
I’ve been having difficulty writing anything with much true “insight” on this blog lately. It seems that my motivation peaks directly after class, which is usually around 9:15PM, and then fades considerably every minute thereafter. I’ve said time and time again (as I did just last night) that I’ll post the hundred or so thoughts […]