Category Archives: Writings/Short Stories

Another Year, Another Year

A cold night fell on a quiet city in a quiet county, in a quiet state. No one ever really thinks about Ohio, and no one ever really thinks about the tiny towns, cities, and metroplexes that make it. Almost … Continue reading

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The New Age, The Old Age

We used to call it the “food museum.” It was a tall, oak cabinet that felt like it stood just as tall as the tree it was cut from. Towering over the kitchen with grandeur, even though it’s use was … Continue reading

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Handling Friendships During A Pandemic – From Someone Who Doesn’t Know the Answer

No matter when I walked to class at Cleveland State, it always seemed to be dark. Whether it was when I was – surprisingly – teaching an intro communication class, or going to my own graduate course, the sunlight just … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know I’d Be A New Parent During A Pandemic

Of course it was snowing. It always snows here when we don’t want it to. And not that kind of snow that teases you with a dusting only to vanish by mid-morning. It was a heavy snow, almost like a … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Want To Be Creative?

It’s a nice Saturday night, and things seem to be winding down. The clock is inching toward the 1 a.m. tick, but really, the work is just beginning. The drummer is tearing down in the dark, noisy and cold backstage. … Continue reading

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The Media: What Are We Afraid Of?

We all have that one friend, you know them. They’re perky, full of energy, and most of all – they tell it like it is. No matter the situation they find themselves in, no matter where they are and no … Continue reading

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The Loss of Beautiful Minds

I am a happy man.  I always have been.  So I say the following with an attitude not of complaint, but of observation, and maybe a little bit of persuasion. If there is one thing that makes us different than … Continue reading

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An Ever-Changing Pattern

     Every once in a while, when I am having one of those days where I am deeply lost in the trenches and depths of my own mind, I come across a thought that will, sometimes literally, stop me in … Continue reading

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2/21/13

Hello all! I have decided to make my website an outsource for my blog as well! It will be about my traveling as a photographer and stories of everything I see on the road.  Pictures are great, but sometimes the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Part 2!

Well, it is that time of year again, Christmas. It was funny how just a few days ago people were thinking the world was going to end because the Mayans predicted it thousands of years ago.  The most interesting part … Continue reading

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