Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Stealing Steel Words (He, My Dad)

PREFACE Looking back on all the years I spent with my father I never really knew him.  All I really know is he loved to wear Wrangler Jeans with a button down shirt, tucked into those jeans.  He would wear

Stealing Steel Words (He, My Dad)

PREFACE Looking back on all the years I spent with my father I never really knew him.  All I really know is he loved to wear Wrangler Jeans with a button down shirt, tucked into those jeans.  He would wear

Quite Thoughts

Friends, “You’re pushing it buddy.” My conscience reveals to me my deficiencies. The night is quite, minus the audio of a couple curping birds and nonstop cricket violinists with a scattered passerby in a metal automotive. An old to-do list

Quite Thoughts

Friends, “You’re pushing it buddy.” My conscience reveals to me my deficiencies. The night is quite, minus the audio of a couple curping birds and nonstop cricket violinists with a scattered passerby in a metal automotive. An old to-do list

POE Life (ART)

Recently I had the privilege to collaborate with a fantastic artist and human being Yung Austyn aka POE Life. I was commissioned to create an iconic image from an iconic movie about a head of a family who changed the

POE Life (ART)

Recently I had the privilege to collaborate with a fantastic artist and human being Yung Austyn aka POE Life. I was commissioned to create an iconic image from an iconic movie about a head of a family who changed the

Feeling The Street

Dear friends, Bob Dylan once said, “I think a hero is someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”  For me the doing what I love, professionally, has always been the way I roll, as many of you

Feeling The Street

Dear friends, Bob Dylan once said, “I think a hero is someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”  For me the doing what I love, professionally, has always been the way I roll, as many of you

Police Brutality

Dear Friends, As much as it pains me to write these words, I shall… Before yesterday, I never really understood the fear of police some people have in our country. Friday October 31st, at 3:00 PM PST I was falsely arrested

Police Brutality

Dear Friends, As much as it pains me to write these words, I shall… Before yesterday, I never really understood the fear of police some people have in our country. Friday October 31st, at 3:00 PM PST I was falsely arrested

Breaking The Silence

To whom it may concern, Currently listening to: Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey Physchocandy On a hot Summer day, in Evansville, IN, circa 1998, I remember my Mom in blue jeans and a denim tank. More than that,

Breaking The Silence

To whom it may concern, Currently listening to: Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey Physchocandy On a hot Summer day, in Evansville, IN, circa 1998, I remember my Mom in blue jeans and a denim tank. More than that,

Artists Statement

To whom it may concern, When the day slows down, the anti typical day for me; the one consisting of caring for an older man who happens to be my grandfather, I realize how blessed I am. For no other

Artists Statement

To whom it may concern, When the day slows down, the anti typical day for me; the one consisting of caring for an older man who happens to be my grandfather, I realize how blessed I am. For no other

Waiting

Those words, We are dreaming. This is all a dream. shall forever stay with me. Even if I think the following words, the new words, will be different… I’ll be ready. The time in between the moment and the moment

Waiting

Those words, We are dreaming. This is all a dream. shall forever stay with me. Even if I think the following words, the new words, will be different… I’ll be ready. The time in between the moment and the moment

The Bearded Trees

The weather has cooled off. I called for you, we have plans to see each other. I finally told you how I was feeling. To you. I didn’t write yet another blog entry. I wrote to you. You haven’t said

The Bearded Trees

The weather has cooled off. I called for you, we have plans to see each other. I finally told you how I was feeling. To you. I didn’t write yet another blog entry. I wrote to you. You haven’t said

There wasn’t enough time.

There wasn’t enough time. Either way I’m going to miss you. I wish I hadn’t made those many mistakes. Either way I’m going to miss you. You were the one, I know. Now. Either way I’m going to miss you.

There wasn’t enough time.

There wasn’t enough time. Either way I’m going to miss you. I wish I hadn’t made those many mistakes. Either way I’m going to miss you. You were the one, I know. Now. Either way I’m going to miss you.

Going Your Way?

Now, I do believe when you purposefully expect things to go your way, you’ll always be let down.  When those expectations fail, that’s when you have the chance to prove yourself.  To Prove yourself as a humble, insightful, and understanding

Going Your Way?

Now, I do believe when you purposefully expect things to go your way, you’ll always be let down.  When those expectations fail, that’s when you have the chance to prove yourself.  To Prove yourself as a humble, insightful, and understanding

Adversity

It’s weird, you know, how problems manifest themselves into blessings. I’ve heard a many number of different individuals who have said such a thing in my lifetime. However, just like the absolute defined by experiencing situations for yourself you then

Adversity

It’s weird, you know, how problems manifest themselves into blessings. I’ve heard a many number of different individuals who have said such a thing in my lifetime. However, just like the absolute defined by experiencing situations for yourself you then

Harriet Tubman (ART) from The Leading Ladies Collection

There aren’t many scenarios in life where you find yourself fully immersed in anothers, life. Let alone another life from, almost, two centuries ago… Well, recently, for me, this happened. In 1820 a woman by the name of Araminta Harriet

Harriet Tubman (ART) from The Leading Ladies Collection

There aren’t many scenarios in life where you find yourself fully immersed in anothers, life. Let alone another life from, almost, two centuries ago… Well, recently, for me, this happened. In 1820 a woman by the name of Araminta Harriet

MT

As the Earth spins in control, at speeds which are mind blogging to me and mine, I’m missing your soft touch. I go for weeks without touching another human. That’s paralyzing in the end. The lack of human touch… It

MT

As the Earth spins in control, at speeds which are mind blogging to me and mine, I’m missing your soft touch. I go for weeks without touching another human. That’s paralyzing in the end. The lack of human touch… It

A Perforated Scenario

I’m a loner. A drifter. A roamer. I don’t care so much for large groups of people. Not because I don’t do well in crowds, and maybe not because I can’t handle them. The thought of standing in a crowd

A Perforated Scenario

I’m a loner. A drifter. A roamer. I don’t care so much for large groups of people. Not because I don’t do well in crowds, and maybe not because I can’t handle them. The thought of standing in a crowd

Love vs. Fame

Battling desire’s outcome to be an unwon war. Now I’ve thought about this for years. I’ve even changed my course of action to achieve both. What you’re about to read is just my opinion and I’m in no way stating

Love vs. Fame

Battling desire’s outcome to be an unwon war. Now I’ve thought about this for years. I’ve even changed my course of action to achieve both. What you’re about to read is just my opinion and I’m in no way stating

Dancing

The whistle from the crickets was clearly defined by the obviously Southern rock music coming from a nearby banjo. They were obviously whistling along with the hot southern air blended together with the banjo which graced by a gentle cool

Dancing

The whistle from the crickets was clearly defined by the obviously Southern rock music coming from a nearby banjo. They were obviously whistling along with the hot southern air blended together with the banjo which graced by a gentle cool

Islands

October sometime, 2019 My dearest Lover, I miss the mountains. I miss the cool breeze that sways in between the trees. The tree’s hymns are together along with the wind. I miss sitting next to a stream as the chill

Islands

October sometime, 2019 My dearest Lover, I miss the mountains. I miss the cool breeze that sways in between the trees. The tree’s hymns are together along with the wind. I miss sitting next to a stream as the chill

Everytime

Everytime I hear Danny’s Song, by Kenny Loggins and Messina, I think of you. That’s all…

Everytime

Everytime I hear Danny’s Song, by Kenny Loggins and Messina, I think of you. That’s all…

Timing

It was your soft touch that almost changed my mind. I’m sure I’m somehow obligated to tell you you’re the reason I am the man I am now. So I hope this will explain that to you. I have a

Timing

It was your soft touch that almost changed my mind. I’m sure I’m somehow obligated to tell you you’re the reason I am the man I am now. So I hope this will explain that to you. I have a