Flow State

There are fewer things more beautiful to me than the beach in winter. Maybe its my New England heritage, but there is something romantic about cold overcast days and steel-grey water. Shells, driftwood, even the mangled fish carcasses, harassed by seagulls, have a place here before the glittering ripples of the Long Island Sound. ConnecticutContinue reading “Flow State”

Feast of the Seven Fishes and Unlocking Life’s Secrets

The line is long and the smell is invasive. People swarm the place, jostling for position at the glass counter. They wave their tickets and shout their orders.  “53!” “Here!” “Whaddya need?” “Three pounds of cooked shrimp! A fillet of cod, and six lobster tails!” And on it goes. The workers hustle and push pastContinue reading “Feast of the Seven Fishes and Unlocking Life’s Secrets”

‘Twas The Week Before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through my home, Lay Amazon boxes, everywhere that we roam. My wife is done shopping or so she has said, I haven’t started, and it fills me with dread. The children are feverish and coughing and sick, The infections and virus are spreading real quick. To ensure theContinue reading “‘Twas The Week Before Christmas”

Scattered Rainbows

Freedom. I think it means something different to all of us.  I remember hearing a story of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned. Twenty years later he was released and set free. The interviewer asked him what he wanted to do now that he was out.  His response? To swim in a pool ofContinue reading “Scattered Rainbows”

Defrost? Maybe not

The 4:30 alarm is terrifying. I did what I could to soften its power. The piercing tones have been replaced by Edvard Greig’s “Morning”, and the volume is as low as I can get it. Still, soothing oboe or not, the first notes assault my eardrums and I throw back the covers, dismount from theContinue reading “Defrost? Maybe not”

Four Day Weekend

“Four day weekend and tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Mikey, what do you want to do?” “Dad, I am going to run upstairs, put on my bathrobe and play videogames all afternoon. I have…No! Home! Worrrrrrrkkkkkkkk!” “Sounds perfect. How ’bout you Benny-boy? What do you want to do?” He looks out the back window of the truck atContinue reading “Four Day Weekend”

40% Off of Zagg and Thunder! Today Only!

Today, Cyber Monday, please purchase either of my books from my website http://www.spowerks.com and you will receive 40% off of your purchase. Buy one for your child, have them work on it the next few weeks and then wrap it up. Imagine opening the gift of a book that your child has illustrated. They areContinue reading “40% Off of Zagg and Thunder! Today Only!”