Song: Forward We Move, Upward We Climb by the Sun Burns Bright

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS This is our path in life, if we are a writer or have any other ambition in life of succeeding. Photo by Daniel Thiele on Unsplash Moving forward and upwards is how we reach the goal we have. How do I know because that has been how my life has evolved. The goal has […]

Song: An Illusion Of Order by Red Sparrows

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS An Illusionist creates Illusions. Photo by Ivy Barn on Unsplash Illusionist defined. defines “An illusionist is a performer who makes it seem that strange or impossible things are happening.” defines an illusionist as “a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand.” defines illusionist as “A person […]

The Scent of the Old Ocean by Those Who Ride With Giants

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS First There Is That Distinct Smell of the Ocean and Then the Smell of Salt. Photo by Janine Robinson on Unsplash Ocean Beaches It can take more effort to get to the ocean in some places. When I was younger, I lived 30 minutes from the Santa Cruz beach. Going there just took a […]

Song: Above the Clouds Lies Eternal Sun by Joy Wants Eternity

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS There is this unobstructed view of the sun Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash There are two groups that have had the opportunity to be above the clouds. Astronauts and those flying in airplanes. Astronauts get a personal view that is like no other. We can see footage of the space travels, but it is […]

Out There — Long Distance Calling

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS The congressional UFO report is expected soon. Image by Author According to the New York Intelligencer. One of the many curiosities packed into the $2.3 billion omnibus spending and coronavirus-relief package passed by Congress in December was a stipulation requiring the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to […]

Song: Teach Me To Fly Don’t Teach Me To Land by April Rain

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS Photo by Westwind Air Service on Unsplash David does not want to Land David was our neighbor and a pilot in the military for 20 years. He loved the idea of flying since he was a child. When he was old enough, he joined the Navy and learned to fly planes. After being in […]

Thirty Days of Writing Inspired by Music, Instrumental Rock That Is

Writing Inspired By Music Stay tuned. I will update this article daily. Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash This is my writing prompt for June 2021. For the month of June I will write one article per day minimum using the title of a song to start the writing juices flowing. Each day I will add the article […]

I Played Intercourse Roulette When I Was 18 That Resulted in a Child Being Born

Child Of The Fifties By the Time We Got to First Loves, We Had Discussed Other Topics Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Talking to a stranger who became a friend. I will call him Bud; he is the owner of the mechanic shop where I take our cars to be serviced. After several visits and discussions, I learned […]

Writing On Medium Is Not About the Money, It Is About Growing as a Writer

The Growing Process Takes Time and There Are No Short Cuts Photo by Emmanuel Mbala on Unsplash In the beginning I did not magically think being a writer was something I wanted to be when I was a small child or a teenager, or even when I arrived at adulthood. For me, it happened much later in […]

I Am Building My Thing Not Knowing What the Final Version Will Look Like.

This Writer’s Journey I See Glimpses From Time to Time and the Focus Is Starting Show a Better View Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse on Unsplash I Am Building My Thing Not Knowing What the Final Version Will Look Like. After reading one of Sean Kerman’s article, it inspired me to write this article. Here is the nugget I […]