Book Release: Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption

I'm excited to announce that on Friday, June 17, 2016, I released my book, Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life,...

A Quick Word About Giving, and Forgiving

True giving, and/or forgiving—i.e., from Spirit—must be unconditional; we cannot truly forgive someone with any expectation of apology, remorse, or any...

Negotiating With Yourself

One of the really valuable things I've learned in recent years is to negotiate with others, in order to get what...

My Recent Experience with Grain Consumption and its Suspected Link to Fibromyalgia

The following article began as a Facebook post conveying an experience I had recently upon re-introducting grains into my diet for...

The Law of Love vs. the Law of Violence

This essay by Leo Tolstoy is in the public domain, and carries no copyright restrictions. The true Christian doctrine consists only in...

Grains: A Link To Autoimmune Disease?

For the past couple-three years, I've cut my intake of wheat way back, keying on the simple carbs, or high-glycemic carbs,...

Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental & Social Factors

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: addiction is not a disease.  Aside from the growing body of scientific...

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Addiction

The video below—entitled Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong—isn't bad, but it only covers two facets of addiction—physical addiction...

Ignore Your ‘Magical Magnifying Mind’ & Carry On

I had an interesting life lesson recently, thought I'd share... For several days, I'd been stressed, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. due to...

Stories: Such Timid Little Creatures

Stories are like highly sensitive, timid creatures; during times of stress and chaos and insecurity, etc., they all run and hide....

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

Are You a Time Thief?

I've written on this topic before, and my position hasn't changed: people who don't keep their time commitments, those who are perpetually...

Don’t Got Much Blood | A Short Story

The other night, an idea struck me for a new short story. I couldn't get it out of my head, so I...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with lots of problems, a lot of baggage from my...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

Why I Always Pick Up Pennies

"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck!" Yes, we've all heard, and chanted—and perhaps even...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges' The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

The Outsider | H. P. Lovecraft

The Outsider is one of my favorite stories by H. P. Lovecraft. Since it was originally published in 1921, it is now...

Reader Praise For My Book Rolling The Bones & Its Stories

My book Rolling The Bones: 12 tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption is available online in trade paperback (600+ pgs) from...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...