Our Evolution

In five years’ time, you will look back on your life now and take wonder at both your failures and achievements. As we trudge our way through life we find ourselves forced to adapt to the ever lurking chaos that sneaks its way into our best-laid plans. Over the past few years since Jei and…

Inspiration on Wheels

  13,587 Miles in the past three years. That is how many miles we have traveled together in our four-wheeled sanctuary. We have gone east, west, north and south to see both the sites and our loved ones. There is nothing like being stuck in the car for hours on end with the open road…

Finding Our Way Back

Good habits are easy to break and harder to make. They are the structure of order that nearly all of us attempt to emulate one time or another in our lives. Without habits and ritual, we seem to lose our step, flounder in chaos or for the select few, ride the wave of unpredictability. Such…

Falling off the Saddle

Life gets in the way. As you grow older and I guess, wiser, you start to learn that stuff happens that you have absolutely no control over. You could have the best-laid plans and the sudden contact with life itself will send it straight into the garbage. I want to offer an apology to those…

From Beginning to End

  Every story has a beginning, middle and end. From start to finish it is our responsibility as writers to carry a reader through the journey of our characters and bring them to a satisfying conclusion. While the concept itself sounds easy, the actual execution of that three-part narrative is incredibly difficult. Some of us…

Stuck in the Mold

One of a kind. Unique. These words describe what we all strive for when it comes to our art. In desperation, we attempt to create something brand new. Along with this deep-seated desire to invent something never seen before, we also fear the dreaded accusation of “copying” someone else’s work. As Jei and I revisited…

Three Lessons Learned

Not all imperfections add character to a canvas. Some mistakes are simply tears or unpleasant splotches on an otherwise beautiful piece of art. It is the same with the missteps taken in a rough draft of writing. We attempt to paint a picture with words and sometimes find ourselves bumbling through the paragraphs grasping for…