Ernest Hemingway once said "in order to write about life first you must live it.”  That phrase sums up my approach to writing, and perfectly captures the purpose of this blog. The writing here is drawn from life, inspired by experiences, and mingled with creativity.

Recent Articles

UMass Protest
Ambiguity is guile. Stand against racism.
We’ve lost our moral compass Racism has no grey area. There is no middle ground.

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Fenway Park
More than a visit to Fenway Park
Warm red sunlight washed through a gap in concrete that widened as I mounted Fenway

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Objects
Improve your writing. Let objects hold emotion.
Meaning to objects Recently, I heard Boston Poet Charles Coe share a riveting story about

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Creating Your Own Happiness
Tenerife: Hiking in Anaga Rural Park
Sweet with wildflower The air is sweet with a hint of salt midst wildflowers in

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Tenerife
Tenerife: Discovering adventure
The drive from Tenerife-North Airport to Maliá Hacienda del Conde, my hotel destination in the

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Furrows
Drought in the Furrows
Furrows of plowed field stretch out before me. Warm air falls down into a cool

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Dingle, Ireland
Poetry: On the Road to Glory
On we must trek, into the unknown. Past those who would hold us back; over

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Dingle Ireland
Dingle: Greener than St. Patrick’s Day
In Dingle for Bay Path University’s writer’s workshop I didn’t know what to expect when

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Irish Famine Cemetery
Ireland: Forgotten Desolation
Heavy is the ground that carries lost souls. Heavier still the voice of a man

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Cooking Onions
Onions
The house on Pine Brook Curve Knife snaps against cutting board. Birds chirp on the

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Dingle
Dingle: Steeped in history
Atop a short cliff overlooking the slant-roof village of Dingle, a stiff wind rolls off

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A weekend on Cape Ann

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Silence
God is found in silence
The digital era, where there’s no silence Increasingly, as my life becomes more connected to

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The three philosophies of good writing
Thinking: The first of three philosophies There are three fundamental philosophies held, either knowingly or

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mental health
Mental Health and the Military
A machismo environment This is a little late, I saw Sunday June 11 and mistakenly

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church
Unabashed Love: The Modern Church is Failing
It’s a broken world. We live in a broken, wretched and evil world. Just today, days

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Spiritual Writing
Memoir Writing as Spiritual Writing
Thoughts From a Writer Memoir writing is inherently spiritual writing; the two can be interchangeable.

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Voice
Connecting With the ‘Inner Voice’
A wise English professor told me once “writing is thinking.” And so I’ve learned myself:

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10 Writing Tips From a Journalist
Trial by Fire My first day as a journalist at The Recorder, a regional newspaper

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Opinion and Editorial
10 Essential Photography Tips
How to Shoot Better Street Photography Photography is my life. I remember moments of my life

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Creating Your Own Happiness
Creating Your Own Happiness
Lifestyle Priorities Amidst work, relationships with friends and family, bills, and other responsibilities that pile up

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Photography
A Beginners Guide to Steel Wool Photography
Spinning Light Warning: Steel wool photography can dangerous. Don’t practice what you’re about to learn just anywhere.

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Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey
An Orange Tree in a Field of Flowers I was driving with a friend, Norm,

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The Thread of Time
Like a single thread of yarn stretching into the void of history, attached to solid mooring of ancestral days, unraveling

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South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled
I was on the tail end of a Greyhound backpacking trip around the United States, meeting interesting people and hitching

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Brussels
Adventure in Brussels
After fifteen minutes of walking, the city’s business district gave way to rundown restaurants and boarded up windows. The street

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Love that can’t be earned
We're not tied to rules of the church; nor are we required to follow rules to earn God's favor. That's

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Crashing in the night
At night, back roads along Nova Scotia’s southern coast are treacherously dark and terrifyingly narrow, especially when fog rolls in

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Bus terminal portals
The seeds of my obsession with traveling by bus were sown more than a decade ago in 2006, when I

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What is truth?
Thus, the pursuit of truth is the pursuit God, because at the end of every search for meaning and truth

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