Selected Quotations: Pithy Pellets

Update: Mar 14, 2019:  I purchased this at a used book sale back in 2015. Almost four years later, I received an email from a man who attended a camp in 1969, where the writer, Clair Armin, gave out copies of Pithy Pellets. He had long since lost his.  Today I mailed it off toContinue reading “Selected Quotations: Pithy Pellets”

The Song I Sing As a Man

I am so terribly happy, I find myself stupefied by my undeniable joy. Never have I, alone, felt anything like this; and it’s not the transitory kind of happiness either – my disposition seems to have altered; although, it’s not without cause. I’ve doubled down on my boyhood dreams, put my money where my mouthContinue reading “The Song I Sing As a Man”

Passages: Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In 1955 a forty-nine-year-old Anne Morrow Lindberg (Wife to famed aviator Charles Lindbergh) spent two weeks alone in a New England coastal cottage, where she penned her thoughts on aging, relationships, solitude, being a woman, and caring for the soul. Sixty years and three million copies in forty-three languages later, Gift From The Sea remainsContinue reading “Passages: Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh”

Passages: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is the second entry in my Passages series, where I transcribe my favorite passages from a book I have just finished reading. Today I felt like an enjoyable read and thus returned to a story I relate to as both a writer and a human being. Fitzgerald manages to tell a story that isContinue reading “Passages: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell

Prologue: Introducing Passages I have begun sharing select literary passages on Facebook as of late, where, despite my small list of friends, I have received a substantial amount of positive feedback in the form of likes, shares, and comments. Prompted by this experiment, and spurred by my desire to champion good literature, I will beContinue reading “Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell”

The Eye of Heaven

I remember walking into a coffeehouse on Milwaukee’s East side four years ago and being struck by the haunting beauty of the music I heard. This possessed me to ask the barista if she knew who the singer was, to which she adorably replied: “Me.” For some reason I thought of this the other day,Continue reading “The Eye of Heaven”

Finding Eden Again

I enjoy spending my sunsets seated comfortably on a soft Mexican blanket, facing the calm, placid shore near my home. This evening, I sat relaxedly listening to the ankle high waves falling softly on the shoreline, and I became transfixed by the steady, ceaseless rhythm of their arrival. In a moment, the tranquil, soothing sound ofContinue reading “Finding Eden Again”