• Self Improvement

    Vacation Plans 

      A vacation, it’s what most Americans dream of, but fewer of us are taking them. Why are they important? There are many reasons, but I’d like to focus on three. First everybody, at some point, needs to regroup mentally. The cares of this life can, at times, be overwhelming. The ability to unplug for a few days functions almost like a reboot on a computer. Second, whether it’s a staycation, (time off at home), or a trip, your body could use the rest. You work hard everyday, between commitments at your job and at home, you could use the break. Time off isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity, just as…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse

    The Sea Horse: Siegel Heights

      “To understand the Wonzu’s plan you have to understand the key to her exception.  We knew when we asked her to confine their activities to their own base, that she had a loophole.  That loophole is Siegel Heights.”  Swordfish explained to their allies. The Brittish Rose was frustrated. “Then why give her an out at all? Don’t tell me it was the best deal you could make, you defeated her, she had a blood debt.”  Inspector shot a look towards him.  “It’s not the deal she had to make, it’s the one we wanted.”   Loggerhead projected a holographic 3d map using his drones. “Alligate was once the richest area…

  • Self Improvement

    Tech Troubles

      Tech troubles, we live in an age where many are intimidated by computers, smart phones, and tablets. At the same time, it opens up a whole new adventure for others. I believe the main difference is twofold.   The first is that it can be intimidating. Computers can be confusing. The people that I know, who face the frustration, want technology to just work. This is something we all can understand. To them, it’s only reasonable, that it should be as reliable as a coffee pot. For all of its advances, it still has a ways to go before that is the case. However, that shouldn’t rob anyone of the…

  • Hisbits,  Inspirational Collections

    HisBit: The Resolute Desk

       Like many of our nation’s treasures, it was built in England. From the Mayflower to the founders, our roots run across the shore to Europe. Even the Lady who stands in America’s harbor, arrived with a French accent. Like her, the Resolute Desk is made more and not less American by it’s heritage. It began life as a ship in Her Majesty’s Navy, and was part of an artic rescue mission.  It served admirably, until the icy waters stranded her, forcing Captain and crew to part company. Later, an American ship rescued it, returning her to America.   At a time when our two countries were politically at odds,…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    Dads

      Andy and Opie Taylor, some of my favorite Mayberry moments were between Father and son. I’ve often thought my Dad reminded me of Andy Griffith. He was funny most of the time, noble always, and serious when he had to be. Isn’t that the perfect description of a Father? Someone that rides asteroids with you, protects you from the monsters under your bed, and from the very real things you face as you grow older. Isn’t that what our Heavenly Father does for us? He gives us dreams, and the ability to achieve them. He walks with us on the journey, ready to catch us when we fall. He went…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse,  Writing Notes

    The Sea Horse: A Different Game

      Armor, for the first time, was angry at his Mother.  “Why did you promise this?  It restricts us, now we are …”  Suddenly he stopped, knowing that expression.  “You have a plan. You were pleased with her request. Was this your plan all along?”   The Wonzu, pleased that her son knew her mind, answered his question.  “No, but a good general adapts.  For too long, the factions of this city have tried to play us.  They viewed us as pawns in their game of Chess. I grow tired of it, now we will play a different game.” “What is your plan?”  She smiled.  “They tried to limit our movements…