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The whisper of the stream

In the forest is a stream that carries all my fears away. The water grips my open hand with promises of yesterday. The promise of a time before the world became a lonely place, to days I stood on muddy banks and had eternity to play. The water takes my pain downstream, immune to all […]

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My other half

               I recently celebrated my 7-year wedding anniversary. That is to say, I have had a better half for 7 years. I have become increasingly fond of her in those seven years. We have grown to accept and even cherish each other’s oddness. But I don’t often talk about her, mainly because she enjoys privacy, […]

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oops, I did it again

It has recently been gnawing at my brain like a slow, but increasingly painful memory. I have not written anything down in months. Not that I haven’t thought about…oh my how I have thought about it. But it seems that every time I get just a little bit excited about something, a switch flips in […]

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3 simple tips to help you achieve your goals

Setting goals is one of the easiest things to do, assuming of course that you don’t struggle with setting goals. But what happens after you set a goal is infinitely more important, and often much harder to do. Today, I want to share with you 3 simple tips to help you go from goal setter, […]

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Two truths and a…truth.

    Anyone who tells you that succeeding in life is easy is either selling something or has set the bar for success so incredibly low that anyone with a pulse has better than a punchers chance at achieving it. While it’s true that success looks drastically different for everyone, there are some general guidelines that […]

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Where does the time go!

I spent the majority of this chilly evening mulling over theme templates and titles. I think I found one I like, but it had an unintended consequence. This new format makes it plain as day when I post and when I (ahem) don’t post. Needless to say, it has been over two months since I […]

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The issue of our hearts

Lately I have been noticing something. And while this thing that I’ve noticed is not new, I definitely failed to make the connection until just recently. What I’m referring to is the state of our society, and how it relates to the conditions of our hearts.   Let me be clear, I don’t believe that […]

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Arise my sleeping heart

  For far too long my heart has wept. In endless depths my soul has slept. The time has come for me to breathe. The fresh air welcome, turned to the breeze. I took the bait and sealed my spirit, letting only darkness in. The struggles of a starving artist, oh where, my love, do I […]

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When the sun just doesn’t shine

Lately I have found myself searching for motivation. I have always been on the spectrum of procrastination, but over the last few years I have gradually shuffled further down the gradient. I blame myself…clearly, but I don’t think the situation is as black and white as some people make it out to be. Through nature, […]

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A letter to the reader

Prompt: Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet. To whom it may concern, The novel you are about to read is the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears. And while I don’t expect you to hold it in the same regard as I do, I would ask […]

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