Category: Snapshots

  • The Traditionalism I Know

    I remember sunny late mornings after church. The adults would stand around drinking coffee while discussing things that would forever remain beyond my child’s understanding, even after I’d reached adulthood and earned a bachelor’s degree. In their opinion, my generation could never fully understand the ins and outs of why a Traditional Catholic Church was […]

  • Summer Camp Bully

    In a flash, I saw what I could do and knew it was something I should not do, but my blood was up as that last straw broke my tolerance.

  • Small Town Quirks

    It’s like those situations in life when despite all indications to the contrary, most people would sooner tolerate the bully than risk even social death. 

  • Legendary Pets

    Trying to live like you were dying makes good music and romantic stories, it can be depressing and exhausting. The trick is valuing those moments without obsessing on mortality.

  • The Newsletter

    The Newsletter

    What started as a blanket letter to everyone known to the family, naturally morphed into a silent game of one-upmanship among the Wendalls.

  • Wearing A Uniform

    A senior park ranger I worked with years ago told me that how you dress, especially in uniform, is a sign to visitors of your skills. “If you wear your uniform like a slob, chances are your skills are sloppy,” he said.

  • Feedback: The Scary Lineman

    This week I’ve been working on incorporating some suggestions for my fantasy novel. Not all of it was flattery, but it was good feedback. Input of any kind, given constructively is greatly valuable. Any writer desiring to improve their writing has to learn how to take critique. Some people may roll their eyes at this. […]

  • The Story Starts Here

    The material I post on here will include a collection of personal stories, fictional tales, philosophical rants and maybe a political critique or two. The end goal here is to have a good time and learn a thing or two along the way.