A Quick Thought

What is the best point in history to live? As a historian, there are many many time periods I would love to visit, but if Ihad to ¬†choose ¬†one to live out the rest of my days I would choose one of the most boring (regardless of the era). Why? Great wars and calamities makeContinue reading “A Quick Thought”

A Quick Thought…

Silence often speaks volumes. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. So…I’ll let others speak.  “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” -Mark Twain  “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still,Continue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Novel News Update

03/07/2016 I can see a light at the end of this tunnel. Still knee deep in edits, but I can at least see the end. Still keeping on schedule and allowing the mounting excitement to continue unabated!  In between reading and editing, I’ve been working with an artist to draw a beautiful new map forContinue reading “Novel News Update”

A Quick Thought…

Attitude is everything.  The way we decide to view any situation can change its impact and meaning. Bad circumstances can be viewed as a testing ground for our faith and character. Keep this in mind as you travel life’s journey. You attitude, in many ways, will determine what you get out of the lessons alongContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

   Seen this picture a hundred times all over the Internet…and it still makes me think each time. Perspective can be everything. Maybe right now God has you in a place you long to escape. Yet when you view your situation from His perspective, it all makes sense. So the question remains: would you ratherContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

What is success that it can be measured? What formula or quantification method shall we use to define a successful life?  What if success was merely offering a single word of encouragement that turns someone from a path of destruction? What if a simple act of kindness given to someone who hates you could changeContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

What if the characters you created could somehow leap off the page for an hour and share a meal with you, would you embrace it or run screaming from the room? What would you discuss? How would the meal go? Would you even get along with your characters?  I often wonder if I would getContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

Fear. The ominous enemy that traps us in mediocrity. The voice in our minds that causes us to hesitate when we need to take that next step. The hindering hand that keeps us mired in depression and defeat.  Courage. The friend who lifts us up and helps us reach the summit. The voice that daresContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Do You “Like” This?

Of late, I’ve noticed a steadily growing trend for people, and even businesses, to place their sense of success and self worth solely upon the number of “likes” and comments on <insert popular social media here>. In America today, how we are perceived by others has become so important that our desire to be uniqueContinue reading “Do You “Like” This?”

The Thinly Veiled Reality

Sometimes when I am doing the most normal of things, it is as if my eyes are suddenly opened and I see through the thin veil of reality that hides the truth of our existence. Too metaphysical? Let me try this: a great example of what I am talking about is a typical television commercial.Continue reading “The Thinly Veiled Reality”