Adventure, Life Lessons

Don’t Drink and Fly

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, where it seems like you are confronted by a challenge at every turn! No matter how hard you try, nothing works. I had such a day back in July of 1981. It’s funny to talk about now, but when it happened, it wasn’t so funny at that moment. This story…

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Adventure, Life Lessons, Thinking and Thoughts

Freedom to Choose

In my latest memoir, I wrote about a memory I had of my grandfather who fled his homeland of Hungary. This piece is a tribute to honor him. I’ve been writing for fourteen months now, mainly collaborating with my favorite literary blog, “Two Drops of Ink.” I’m enjoying the friendships I have made there. I would never have imagined any of this coming to…

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Life Lessons, Writing

The Story: My Marlin .30-.30 Rifle

  I recently completed writing a three-part story about a regrettable action I planned to carry out at age fifteen. I convinced myself my action was justified. The framework behind this story idea was to go deep and retrieve old buried memories tucked away in the farthest darkest part of my mind. With the help of my sister. We were…

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Life Lessons

A Father’s Love

The memoir/biography genre seems to appeal to me. I’ve always had a deep curiosity of peeking into the lives of other people. Reading of these experiences validates to me the similarities we share as individuals. In this piece, I decided to challenge myself even further. I choose to write about the recent loss of my father. It pushed me to…

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Life Lessons

Sitting Ovation: Coming full circle

I decided to write a memoir from my youth. The use of this blog will display my first attempt at writing. I am grateful to the people who were kind enough to help me and give good sound advice, along with incredible encouragement to do so. Please help yourself to read it. Your comments would be appreciated. Thank you, John…

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