Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Ego volo iuguolo tu!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Halloween everybody!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Change In Series

Man Hunt was supposed to be the last book in The Jack Taylor Series, but I have decided to split the last book into two parts, each part in a different book.

Because of its complexity, Man Hunt is ending up much larger than I anticipated-so much larger, in fact, that I had to expand the book from one part to two. Thus, the six book series became the seven book series. I’m pleased with the change. Having another volume in the series will allow me to explore and develop the character’s personalities and relationships at a more normal pace.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

God's Roadmap

‘Switchbacks, S-curves, and Dead-End roads. Treacherous areas with steep drop-offs and falling rock. High speed interstates with breakneck drivers and questionable signage. Thoughtful drivers would never think of leaving home without a first rate road map to help them avoid the dangers and arrive safely at their destinations.’
Those words are printed on the back of a great book entitled, Gods Road Map For Grads. This is a wonderful book written by David Bordon and Tom Winters. It was given to me by my mother when I arrived home to begin a new chapter in my life. I have read it several times since she gave it to me and I am finding it extremely insightful. Filled with stories from the Bible, personal testimonies from graduates around the world, and packed full of helpful quotes and moving messages, Gods Road Map For Grads is a book that I would recommend for anyone to read, even if you are not a grad yourself.
I must say that I am sorry that I have not updated in awhile, but we have had Tropical Storm Fay hanging around here and we have not had any power, therefore could not turn on the computer to be able to. I will try to post more frequently from now on, but until next time, may The Lord be with you always. God bless and good bye.

Friday, August 8, 2008


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Movies, Books, & Other Things

Sorry I've taken so long to get back with you but my computer has been acting up. Now, I just went and saw The Dark Knight yesterday and I must say that I was impressed. It was great. The Joker creeped me out. Wonderful! I must say that I was a bit disappointed that they replaced the actress to play Rachel, but above all, it was a great movie.

I also must report that after three years of waiting, Brisingr, the last book in The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini will be available September 20! Brisingr means fire in the ancient language.

The air conditioning in my car still does not work and I'm still hunting for a job, all while working to finish up the last book in my Jack Taylor Series. It's getting there. Oh, I wanted to ask earlier, but my computer was messing up but Mr. Glapp, how did your move go?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Locked Out

Have you ever locked you keys in you car or truck? It can be one of the most annoying things in the world, especially if you leave the spare key at home, and your cell phone in the car, leaving you no way to get n or call for help. This very thing happened to me just today. I made my way back to the car after spending some time in the Orange City Wal-mart. I got into the car and inserted the keys into the ignition, only to remember that I was supposed to pick up a pack of ground chuck for our dinner. I got out of the car, locking the door as I went, completely forgetting that Ihad already stuck the keys in the ignition. I went back into the store, bought the meat, and walked back to the car. As I reached into my pocket for the keys, I realized my mistake. I also realized that my cell phone was sitting on the passenger seat, seeming to taunt me. It took me a full half an hour(during which time I was trying to break into my own car) to realize tht all I had to do was go back into the store and ask to use a phone. I did and managed to find someone who was willing to come out and bring me my spare key. Sittng at a table at the in-store Subway shop, drinking a Red Bull, waiting for my friend to show up, I realized how stupid I could be and that this was the first time I had done this, but it would most likely not be my last. I laughed at myself as my friend pulled up with my spare key,(which from now on is not leaving my wallet.) I still have a whole lot to learn.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Help From God In A Busy World

I spent the better part of my morning driving around town putting in applications and talking to managers looking for a job, so that I will have the money to pay my insurance and the rising cost at the pump. By the time I got home to lunch, I was tired, hot,(my AC. is not working,) and somewhat aggravated that I had only gotten to fill out one application, having been turned down by every place I tried.
I ate lunch and checked my e-mail just in time to get a phone call from D.B.C (Daytona Beach Community,) the college I am going to attend. The Vise President of student development wanted me to come out to the campus to fill out some paperwork. I got to the college and sat there forever, filling out stack after stack of endless paperwork. It seemed like it would never end. I finally finished and was able to leave campus, (after I stuck a new student parking permit on my windshield,) but no matter how busy I was today, I still couldn’t get the Ranch of the Boys there off of my mind.
I arrived back at my humble abode, took my Bible from its place on the shelf, settled myself in bed, and began to read. Looking through it, I found tow verses that seemed to ease my mind. The first one was Psalm 51, verse 12,

“Restore unto me with the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

The second one was Matthew chapter 5, verse 4,
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

I spent some time praying after I read those and realized that I do have the strength to continue, to make a successful person out of myself. I still miss everyone, but now I know that I can move on and live my life to the fullest.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mixed Emotions

If you have ever made a really close friend and then had to leave that friend as you moved across state, you will be able to under stand what I'm going to talk about here. I have lived at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch in Live Oak Florida for the last three years of my life, and come yesterday, I have left the Ranch and my friends to come home permently. Since I arrived at my home at 11:25 on the 21st., I have not really been the same person that I had been before. I feel empty, like something's missing. I have gotten really close to a couple of the kids at the Ranch, and I knew that I was going to miss them when I left, I just didn't realize how badly I was going to miss them. I cryed when I had to say good bye, espically to Kyle, one of the boys I had developed a true friendship with. We were closer then brothers, Best of friends. When I turned to him to say goodbye, I burst into tears and pulled him into a hug. We both cried as we embraced. I miss him more then I thought I would, I'm ashamed to say that typing that almost got me crying again, not just for Kyle, or Cody, another boy I formed a close bond with, but for the Ranch itself, all of the staff members there that I will miss. I had serious mixed emotions about leaving, part of me did, part of me didn't. Part of me was actually happy to finally be able to leave, the other part of me was stricken be grief, reluctant to leave because of the people that I was leaving behind. If those two emotions got into a fight, I would have to say thay the sadness and reluctance to leave the people that I care so deeply for, both staff and youth alike, would win by a longshot.