Writings

This section of the website contains all sorts of different scribbles. I’ve had a blog since January of 2012 and most of these missives are from that. The way I’ve put stuff on the blog is slightly different than the standard modus operandi though, and some of the postings are even duplicates of earlier essays. Postings happen as follows: I’d write an essay or short story way ahead of when it actually got posted, and then do the standard copy-n-paste procedure the day of publication to the blog. Essays that made publication in the book “Silverton Style” have also been indicated. Additional short stories are also posted on this portion of the website.

Most blog postings have word counts of seven hundred, fifty to thirteen hundred words (short-n-sweet). I’ve really tried to accommodate the visitors to this section of the site who may want to read a longer short story. These are posted with their exact word count listed. I’m figuring you may want to read a short story that has a longer word count so it can help you? Your current case of insomnia may be just that extreme.

November 8, 2019

Vitally Crucial Finger Crossing (Essay 980 Word Count)

Here’s a little ditty about just how superstitious most people are, and that includes yours truly by the way.                                                                Word Count: 980     Vitally […]
October 25, 2019

Wishing For Something That’s Sort of In-Between (Essay-815 WC)

This is an essay that I had published in the local newspaper (Silverton Standard & Miner) yesterday. I like giving the occasional essay to the newspaper […]
October 11, 2019

Horror That Fascinates You (Essay Re-Post, 1116 Word Count)

This is an essay that was originally published in October of 2017. Since the home renovations are taking all my free moments at the present time, […]
September 27, 2019

Making a Deal With Your Devil (Short Story – 2601 Word Count)

  Now for something totally different! This short story was originally written way back in 2015, but I’ve recently taken the story and updated it. Adding a […]
September 13, 2019

Eccentricity on Full Public Display (Essay Re-Post, 992 Word Count)

This essay was originally posted to my Blog on 9/14/18. The week after I participated in the Raven NarrativeLive Storytelling sessions last year on September 7th. […]
August 29, 2019

Something I Should’ve Done a While ago (Essay, 926 Word Count)

  Word Count: 926                                     Something I Should’ve Done […]
August 16, 2019

The Ultimate Travel App, (Essay Re-Post, 744 Word Count)

This is an essay that was originally published in April of 2016. I’m right in the middle of writing a short story whose deadline is August […]
August 2, 2019

The Soothing Charms of Hiking to Timberline (Essay Re-Post, 696 Word Count)

This is an essay that was published in the local newspaper here in Silverton last year at this time. What a difference a year makes. At […]
July 19, 2019

All Mediocre Things Thankfully come to an End (Essay, 1185 Word Count)

My running career has come to an end. Granted, I still go for the occasional run just to stay in shape, but racing has totally disappeared […]
July 5, 2019

Dad’s Eulogy (Word Count 1643)

My father’s funeral was this past Monday (7/1/19) and here’s the eulogy I wrote. A number of people who attended the ceremony commented about it quite […]
June 28, 2019

Kenya Kurudi Essay VII (part 3 of 3) Word Count 982

This is the final essay from my Kenya trip of April, 2019. So many things happened during the journey and I’ve delete a lotof them. These […]
June 22, 2019

Kenya Kurudi Essay VI (part 2 of 3) Word Count 1240

Sorry for not posting an essay on June 9thlike was scheduled. I pride myself on posting every two weeks to my website/blog, and just like clockwork […]
May 31, 2019

Be Careful What you Wish For… (Essay, 555 Word Count)

This is an essay I had published in the local newspaper last Thursday. Relates to the tremendous amount of snow we got this past winter. A […]
May 23, 2019

Kenya Kurudi V (Essay, 1538 Word Count, Part I of 3)

I’m BACK!! It’s taken awhile to post this essay, and I apologize for not publishing until now. A series of events happening since I got back […]
March 22, 2019

Kenya Kurudi (part IV, Essay, 611 Word Count)

Since I’m leaving this coming Wednesday (March 27) and not returning to American soil until April 22nd, the postings that are scheduled to take place on […]
March 15, 2019

Buckets and Buckets of the White Stuff (Essay, 840 Word Count)

My father passed away this Tuesday (312/19) so I wasn’t able to come up with a new essay of Short Story to post to the website/blog. […]
February 25, 2019

Kenya Kurudi (Essay, part III, 666 Word Count)

This essay was written last week, and thank god I wrote it when I did. Under normal circumstances I would post new material to the writing […]
February 15, 2019

The Glass is Definitely More Than Half Full (Essay, 866 Word Count)

This is an essay relating my recent ski trip to Crested Butte. A great experience, and definitely one of the highlights of winter 2018-19. Word Count: […]
February 1, 2019

Not Exactly a Typical Evening in Winter (Essay, 643 Word Count)

This is an essay that I wrote last week which relates to my winter job and a Chili-cook-off/Night Skiing event here in Silverton. The essay achieved […]
January 18, 2019

The Couch Jumping Finally Pays Off (Short Story, 3501 Word Count)

Staying with the short story theme on my blog, this missive was originally written in 2012, but this past week I went back in and made […]
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