Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Mahatma Gandi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Now, when he said this, he wasn’t insulting people who find it hard to forgive others; he was making a commentary on how hard true forgiveness really is. In fact, forgiving someone who has hurt you or wronged you … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

When our children were growing up, we always told them, “We don’t expect you to be the best, but we do expect you to try your best.” Now, why would we tell them we didn’t expect them to be the best? Didn’t we want them to excel and succeed? Of course we did. But we … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

Jaben’s Rift – Part 28, “Surprise”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I've been posting chapters of book one of my Far Land Trilogy: Jaben's Rift. This is the final installment. I hope you enjoyed it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Surprise “But I thought Nyala told you the past could not be changed,” Reyga … Continue reading Jaben’s Rift – Part 28, “Surprise”

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

Many people—including yours truly—often use the words “dreams” and “goals” interchangeably. And, depending upon the context in which they’re used, that might be okay in certain instances. However, to truly understand our own motivations and why we do what we do when we’re trying to achieve something, we need to realize that dreams and goals … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

Jaben’s Rift – Part 27, “Turning the Tables”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Far Land Trilogy: Jaben's Rift. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Turning the Tables Jason stepped out of the portal, looking around to make sure Bothan … Continue reading Jaben’s Rift – Part 27, “Turning the Tables”

Jaben’s Rift – Part 26, “Confrontation”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Far Land Trilogy: Jaben's Rift. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Confrontation Reyga sent a green flare of power at a hissing Trellin before it could … Continue reading Jaben’s Rift – Part 26, “Confrontation”

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘C’ is for Communication

I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that more problems and misunderstandings throughout history have been caused by lack of communication than anything else. These days, it seems like more and more people think “communication” involves shouting louder than the other person. Um, no. That’s not communication; that’s chaos. Communication between two … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘C’ is for Communication

Jaben’s Rift – Part 25, “Battle for Teleria”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Far Land Trilogy: Jaben's Rift. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Battle for Teleria Gatlor wheeled his horse toward Bodann’s army and charged forward, the Haven … Continue reading Jaben’s Rift – Part 25, “Battle for Teleria”