Fiction Tuesday – Down the Alley

Today’s blog continues my long-neglected satirical fantasy, In The Land of the Penny Gnomes Will and Bug walked through the streets of Great Roll for about fifteen minutes. Everywhere they went gnomes would stop and stare at Will as he passed, and the attention made him extremely uncomfortable. “Bug.” “Yah kid?” “You said the gnomes…

What a Day

This morning the light was wonderful, I decided to head out and take some pictures before the Sun rose too high. And then I discovered my camera batteries were dead. Slightly bummed, I plugged a battery into my charger and headed out about 45 minutes later than I wanted. The light was harsher than I’d…

The Bank

Yesterday afternoon I went out on a pastoral visit, and brought my camera along for the journey. Many of my pastoral visits are within walking distance, so it affords me a change to get some exercise and take photographs while fulfilling my vocational call. I took an indirect route home after my visit and was…

Out for a Walk

I enjoy taking walks, there’s something peaceful about aimless ambling about the neighborhood which clears my head. Ever since I’ve had a DSLR my walks have taken on new aspect, I began wandering aimlessly as in search of beauty. Then I got an Apple Watch and the walks took on yet another aspect. When I…

Socially Awkward

I will typically refer to myself as “socially awkward” or “socially mal-adjusted,” and in response to this assertion one reader of this blog asked me, “May I ask why you consider yourself socially mal-adjusted?” I’ve been pondering the question ever since. At it’s core my self-proclaimed declarations of social mal-adjustment refer to my quirky introversion….

Unpacking Buzzing About

The world of The Realm has been percolating in my mind for at least the last fifteen years. In that time it’s shaped itself into a mash-up of absurdity I have come to dearly love. It’s going to be a huge joy for me to lead people through this bizarre landscape, and “Buzzing About” was…