When Despair Left Me

I can remember when the sun never shined. When the earth was stale when I ought to have been blind. Every movement every turn of the head, found the black of night and the slumber left my bed. I pretend to practice righteousness but the world has taught me not. Especially when I give thought…

My Adventure: Chattanooga, Amos Lee & Death By Chocolate

Tivoli Theatre. Chattanooga, TN. Amos Lee is a singer/songwriter whom I’ve never heard of but I got a chance to see him tonight at this live venue with my mom and our family friends. We left Knoxville, TN at 1pm. We stopped at our lake house on the way. Somewhere that I’ve been many times…

One Of The Best Men I Know

As the world turns we find ourselves in the company of many different people. Everyone is unique and people have different ideas, experiences and personalities. My best friend is Anthony and I write this for him. He’s the ugly one on the right. Aside from his puppy dog face he is one of the most…

Without Gloom We Wouldn’t Know What Good Days Are

I went on a walk today. There was a fog surrounding the whole area. I walked to the park. At 65 degrees it is the perfect temperature. Yet visibility was a little difficult at 100 yards or so. It was 7:30 am. I wanted to clear my head a little. There has been a lot…

The 10th Floor: Where I Grew Up

Right to the right place that’s where I will go. From the beginning to now I knew what I know. That place was a prison as you know too well. Yes, a long time to heal and look back at that jail. I lost myself there and what I know is there’s a place I…

Escaping To My Secret Place

I found my home. Not so far away as I had expected but far enough. Someplace different that would lend perspective to my dull daily routine. I lie here in this place thinking of that different place. How I got so cold is still unraveling in front of me. Could it be this dreary town,…

The Value Of Love

There is something that changes around the eyes when a person is in love…true love. It’s as if colors become present when before there were just shades of grey. You are able to see clearer and it is the soul being enlightened when your mind comprehends the lengths you would go to have an excuse…

How Children Should & Do Change Your Life

I’ve been sifting through some pictures lately. The last post had my favorite pictures of my niece and nephew. All of these were taken years ago but one thing remains the same. There is no fiercer love than the love I have for these children. I always know they’ll be safe and it’s something being…

What Scared My Grandfather,The Most Fearless Man That Ever Lived

I made my daily visit to see my grandmother tonight. Mama Jo, as we call her, lives next door. My grandfather passed away over a year ago after 70 plus years of being married to her. Pop’s death has been difficult for her. She tells me she often cries because she sometimes expects him to…

What Would We Be If We Were Incapable Of Loving Or Laughter

Einstein once said that coincidence was just God’s way of remaining anonymous.  Whether there is a God or not I am not sure. I envision an all knowing omniscient being would be saddened to see the world turn into what is has today.  I think there is a God and whether you believe in him…