Tearing down and building up….

May of 2016 I walked into a Guitar Center to look, I swear just look, at guitars.  Hung high upon the wall was a Derek Trucks Gibson SG.  It showcased a natural wood with a red finish and it was gorgeous.  I had a plan throughout the six months that she lived with me that... Continue Reading →

…..Be thy Father…..

The main road of the quiet country town veered through wooded acres of land leading its travelers further and further from what most would consider modern convenience. Passersby drove the numerous hills leading them into what was known as the "Hilltowns", and located about half way up the second to last hill, twas a long... Continue Reading →

So long to the longing….

The light rises from Green to yellow. I am to yield or proceed with caution as I approach the busy intersection. I am too far away though to logically make it through.   The path forward shows no obstacles that would prevent me from pressing down the gas pedal and blowing right throw the changing light... Continue Reading →

Running with a bomb…..

She held a bomb in her hands, one planned for me.  The kind from the cartoons that is round and black and literally has the word "Bomb" written on the sides in white lettering.  She pulled out a strike anywhere match and stared at the red tip. The historically gentle woman knew that this bomb... Continue Reading →

the climb to insignificance.

I have always loved hiking to the tops of mountains and the journeys one takes for hours to be a top something so old and magical. The idea that one wrong step or taking the wrong path could lead you to a perilous situation was my idea of an adrenaline rush. Not being the kid... Continue Reading →

Why be Maybe

"Why" has been half of the two most dangerous words in the English language over the past year and a half.  This is a personal tragedy for me as I am infinitely curious about most things; so asking why is a part of who I am.  This single syllable, three-letter word though has led me... Continue Reading →

Advice – 3 of 3

Assholes that are functional – This is advice that may not necessarily be pretty (advice I  may not have wanted to hear at the time) but it is functional and eventually led to a greater moment of thinking. You need to get away from her – It was a really hard realization for me when... Continue Reading →

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