What Did You Think?

Let me blow the dust off of some former things… *cough cough* *blink blink* *achooo* Hey, it’s not easy dusting off ancient history; sometimes it blows back at you, covers your face with shame, makes your throat itch. But, as the old skin cells begin to settle around your feet, the air clears, along withContinue reading “What Did You Think?”

Love: An Exposé

I know why you stay… I didn’t used to understand, but I do now… Do you feel like no one gets it? Do you wish someone would force you out? Some days, maybe it’s a little of both… Well, I suppose there are thousands of nuanced reasons to stay – as there are just asContinue reading “Love: An Exposé”

1000º : The New Earth

Recently, I found myself inspired and refocused by these words: But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth areContinue reading “1000º : The New Earth”

Priestly Positions & Bread

“Now this shall be a sign to you that will come upon your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die, both of them. “Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will buildContinue reading “Priestly Positions & Bread”

Lingering in Care

Indifference is a delusion. That is the first line of Chapter 6 in The Trenches & The Bliss… but I’m calling a ceasefire to the wresting out of this book here. Not because I don’t want to share it with you; indifference is a delusion, remember: I very much do. Weirdly, in sharing the firstContinue reading “Lingering in Care”

Joie de Vivre: John!

Who can understand the pitfalls of the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers except the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers? I’m convinced no one does (except God)… so convinced that I think it will make a fantastic premise for another book. (Yay! I love starting new things… oh dear. Let’s not talk about that.)Continue reading “Joie de Vivre: John!”

Higher Order

“It is as difficult to begin a civilization without robbery as it is to maintain it without slaves.” — Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece TRENCHES & BLISS, 2016 CHAPTER 5 I almost sat on top of the blonde who had covered herself with a cream blanket on my sofa. IContinue reading “Higher Order”

When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron

You’re standing at the bank of a river. Your eyes are watching your heart being swept five miles downstream out-of-reach — So fast — Your own breath catches you by the throat and threatens to kill itself — There’s no undoing it now. You already lost it. The icy clutches of reality set in: ItContinue reading “When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron”

A New World: Kith ‘n’ Kin

Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. — Matthew 24:28, The Holy Bible THE TRENCHES & THE BLISS, 2016 CHAPTER 4 I was thinking that my story would sound more convincing if I’d lost my father, nephew, and fiancee to this social-psychosomatic war, but that would simply be untrue. No, I hadContinue reading “A New World: Kith ‘n’ Kin”