Category Archives: Everyday Trenchs

This is where I talk about the soil of my writing.

How shall a child believe except he hear?

In the wake of the shootings, one of my friends and I were discussing whether God should be “put” back in school. My knee-jerk reaction is yes, but as I think about it, this is kind of complicated. From a … Continue reading

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Big Government wins because it offers what the world needs

I’ve been wrestling with my inner liberal lately. The truth is, despite my freedom loving, self-reliant, pro-life reputation, I am wooed by liberal causes on many fronts. I am for open (but monitored) borders (providing every immigrant or visitor is … Continue reading

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We’re not in Eden Anymore

America is a great place and the our modern world amenities are a gift from God. I know I’m thankful every time I do not have to resort to an outhouse for my leisure time. Or mornings when it’s Ohio … Continue reading

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Those Self-Publishing Losers

Sometimes . . . admittedly . . . when I look at traditionally published authors, there’s a part of me that feels like a loser. Why can’t I go that route? I guess my work’s just not as good. Of … Continue reading

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Comparison breeds Discontent

I’ll be honest, I’m an alright guy if you don’t know me. Up close, I’m not nearly as thoughtful or calm. A lot of what might look like calm is usually just buttoning down. I’m having one of those days. The … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Can’t and Other Observations

It may seem strange for a former Marine of 30 years who once prided himself on being able to disassemble and re-assemble a “Mark” 19 automatic grenade launcher in about a minute, thirteen . . . but lately . . … Continue reading

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Finally, Back to Evangeline

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or even here . . . I like to delude myself and think there’s many of you. Actually, that’s one of my ongoing trials, how to get more followers and blog readers? But … Continue reading

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Aiyela: Episode 2 [Delayed]

Subject line says it all. Not having a computer to write with is . . . great. I just can’t see it. I was watching Polyanna last night. Don’t be a hater. It was the Sabbath so I try to … Continue reading

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What I wish I’d known about finances

I shudder to think how l long it’s been since my last post. I’ve been a bad blogger. Yet, still far more consistent than my previous attempts at the art. In my defense I’d like to say, I did write … Continue reading

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Crash

Alisa and I were talking about Psalm 1 the other day. About how the word blessed is also the word happy both in English and in Hebrew (esher from Asher, like our son). We were talking about many of the … Continue reading

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