The Splendid Warrior – ACT 2

Malee pranced across the yard toward her family’s house carrying her precious sloshing package. She bounded up the steps directly into the main living area and immediately searched for an open container at least big enough to display her gilled guest for everyone to enjoy. Before long she found a large cup and began dumping... Continue Reading →

The Splendid Warrior – ACT 1

The coolest part of the day had already waned, giving way to the sun that had scarcely breached the horizon into the hazy morning sky.  “All right Malee, you may play with the ducks later, we have work to do in the fields. Come along now” called out a slender, stooped man in loose clothing,... Continue Reading →

A Billion Little Things

With the jackpot for the multi-state lottery exceeding one billion dollars last week, the thought of winning that sum of money tickles the fantasies of many. The odds of winning is only about 1 in 300 million, which seems about as likely as being struck by lightning while being attacked by a shark or getting... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 4

INT. HOME OF JUNE & JOSEPH - DAY It's a bright winter day outside. The open floor plan home exhibits the typical party decor for a 2 year old. A dozen close guests shuffle around the place snacking or assisting with the festivities. Among the crowd are familiar members of the family, like Mom, Ann,... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 2

FADE IN: "Each person's life is made up of otherwise incidental events, which are transformed into indelible memories to relive many times over due to one phrase, one action, or one choice... good or bad." INT. WALK-OUT BASEMENT DEN - AFTERNOON A couple of couches are arranged around a television and fireplace in this dated,... Continue Reading →

3 Perfect Gifts for Your Spouse

People worry a great deal about gift ideas for their significant other. You hear the common concerns like “did I spend too much?”, or “not enough?”, “is this the one they really wanted?”, and “what was that thing they saw in that store that one time six months ago that looked nice?”. We genuinely struggle... Continue Reading →

Are you a Wordle turtle? 

If you haven’t heard of Wordle, or have but are too afraid to ask, you’re not alone. It’s a very popular and addictive game, particularly for those who fancy themselves to be a “word nerd”. The concept is simple, you have 6 tries to guess the secret 5 letter word. With each guess the blocks... Continue Reading →

3 Keys to a Successful Meal

This is not a lesson about cooking. There will be no expert pointers from renowned chefs such as Julia Child. There will be no challenges or tantrums from someone like Gordon Ramsay. Neither will there be any exotic cuisine recommendations like those of Anthony Bourdain, nor any healthy alternative suggestions by Giada de Laurentiis. This... Continue Reading →

Part 4 of 4: Principles of success…

To wrap up the series it seemed appropriate to allow some time to pass and build up a little anticipation - like generating the demand for the release of the latest mobile device. December is an ideal month for demonstrating the theme of this article - patience. This is the month filled with waiting and... Continue Reading →

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