Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (October 5th thru October 16th) – Grand Canyon Edition

Here are some pics from my recent trip to Las Vegas. I took these on a bus/helicopter/boat tour day trip of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (October 1st thru October 4th) – The Stratosphere Edition

Here are some pics from my recent trip to Las Vegas. I took these on top of the Stratosphere. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (September 19th thru September 30th) – The Strip Edition

Here are some pics from my recent trip to Las Vegas. I took these during a walkabout on the strip. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (September 10th thru September 18th) – Miscellany

Random Pics. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (September 5th thru September 9th) – Las Vegas Sign Edition

Some pics from my recent trip to Las Vegas. These photos were taken on a trip to the infamous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

Year 2017 365 Photo Journey (August 27th thru September 4th) – Fremont Street Edition

Some pics from my recent trip to Las Vegas. These photos are from Fremont Street. Enjoy!


365 Photo Journey

Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

100 Day Project No. Two: Week Five – Novel X

Week Five
Monday, October 9th – Sunday, October 15th

Novel X

Week five has was a fairly productive week as far as Novel X is concerned. I finally reached the first real plot point in the novel … something I have been thinking about for years and only now finally written. Bravo! And I’ve got all day Sunday to write poetry!

WORD COUNT FOR THIS WEEK

Chapter Four: 989

Total Words: 989

Awesome!

Next week, I’ll continue working on chapter four. I may finish it next week. If not next week, then most certainly the week after that! Press onward!


The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.

100 Day Project No. Two: Week Four – Novel X

Week Four
Monday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 8th

Novel X

Week four has come and gone. I was able to get a fair amount of writing done during my lunch breaks and late evenings after boxing classes. Also, I spent some time Saturday and Sunday writing. Unfortunately, I haven’t done my poetry yet, so I’ll have to figure that out. Nevertheless, a good effort!

ALSO, I submitted four of my poems to The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize contest. It’s the first time I’ve submitted poetry to any kind of thing in many, many years. So, keep your fingers crossed!!

WORD COUNT FOR THIS WEEK

Chapter Four: 875

Total Words: 875

Awesome!

Next week, I’ll continue working on chapter four. Onward and forward!!!


The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.

100 Day Project No. Two: Week Three Poem Two

Week Three
Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st

WHEN WILL YOU LEARN

Passers by all in odd veneer,
foppery and fakery in forms refined
and expertly practiced before gilt mirrors.

When will you learn to be yourself
and trust your own true reflection?
What are you in your heart?
And in the infant heart that beats within your heart?
What were you at the moment of your conception
when you and your God last were one?

Lose that and all is lost.
What remains is sand in the sea—
Lifeless and without will
against terrestrial currents
and the transmigration of worlds.


The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.

100 Day Project No. Two: Week Three Poem One

Week Three
Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st

FREEDOM

Find freedom in the face
of one’s own inconsequence
and no longer must you feed
this ravenous illusion,
and money this temple—
this ruined facade—
built brick by brick
with ignorance and pride
as mortar and trowel.

And for what?
This edifice you so
lovingly constructed
was built upon a cliff
and beaten by storms so fierce
as to sink whole Persian fleets.

What are you
against the high offshore winds
that inexorably drive you
into the cold black sea?

What did the tempest ask of Job?
Did he have an arm like His,
and could he thunder with His voice?


The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.