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Life is Like a Beach

We are akin to the billions of stones that are washed up on the beach. Each one is different and unique in its own way, but together they create a community. People come in all shapes and sizes, colours, and chemistry, like the stones on a beach. And just like the stones, humans are created from the dust of long-dead stars.
By itself a single stone is barely anything at all, however, when you gather enough of them together you can create something wonderful. The same is also true for humans. An individual human can be exceptional, but it is only through a sharing community that true growth and potential is achieved.
It's hard work for a stone to make it to the beach. It takes years and years of struggling against the strong current and the shifting of millions of other stones. Each day you inch a little closer towards your goals, scraping your way as you push past countless others. Day in and day out, the tide comes and pushes you closer, and then like some twisted cruel fate it pul…

When the Children Scream

It was a hot summer day in North-Western Ontario. School was out for at least another month, and the Carlson children were taking full advantage of the chance to swim in the lake, go for a ride on an All-Terrain-Vehicle, build tree forts in the sprawling mixed boreal forest, or go adventuring in a boat or canoe. The air was fresh and filled with the scent of sun-baked pine trees, earthy moss, and the crisp smell of the wind off the lake. Birds soared high overhead in the bright blue sky. The occasional loon could be heard far off in the distance, barely audible over the droning of small insects and the call of songbirds. The world was alive with the magic of summer, and the six children were drinking it all in.
The year was 1985. Our ATV was a three-wheeler; a vehicle that has been taken off the market for being known as easy to tip over and hazardous to ride. We wore life-jackets when we operated motorboats as we zipped around the lake, but many times we were without adult supervisi…

Obscure Arcanum - Chapter Ten

A DIARY (also called a journal) is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period. A personal diary may include a person's experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings, including comment on current events outside the writer's direct experience. Someone who keeps a diary is known as a diarist.

Have you ever wanted to read someone's diary? Here's your chance.......

........If you're here for the first time, I would recommend you start at the beginning. 

Between the Bars of a Jail Cell”(2012)
Fire Bombed” (2014)
T-Boned” (2014)
“Turn the Page” (2014) ChapterOne ChapterTwo ChapterThree ChapterFour ChapterFive ChapterSix ChapterSeven ChapterEight
Obscure Arcanum” (2015+) ChapterOne ChapterTwo ChapterThree ChapterFour ChapterFive ChapterSix ChapterSeven
It's quite the story. You can tell from reading my journal, or as I tend to call it, "Dear Diary"…