Felona Mabel – gorgeous paperback

Finally finally, the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel saw it’s worldwide paperback release today, June 9. I’m elated to share this epic project with you. I wrote the book, painted the cover, designed the title and composed the interior layout. You can get your gorgeous, signed paperback at felonamabel.com.

the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel

Felona Mabel – eBook

Finally, the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel saw it’s worldwide soft release today, May 16. I’m elated to finally share this epic project with you. I wrote the book, painted the cover, designed the title and composed the interior layout.

the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel is available at amazon.com.

save one thing

If all of the things that you’re working toward right now were at the edge of a crumbling cliff and you only had time to save one thing before everything else fell into the abyss, which thing would you grab?

big, important or tall

Have you ever thought to yourself, “It’s not easy bein’ green?” No? Replace the word green with a word that better describes you – physically, culturally or situational. At one time or another, you’ve gone down the rabbit hole of comparing yourself to others and their situation. Don’t. That’s a one-way ticket to depression.

know Your Worth

neither ignore nor indulge in people’s praise. instead, love and work with steady diligence, regardless of public response.

fight

fight with a purpose and certainty, for you will surely have to fight.

number 1

you have to be odd to be number 1.

smoke

she offered me hope
but all I got was smoke
and mirrors, I suppose
reflected truth all along

no one to blame but me
my fault, no receipt
nice jersey, wrong team
I should watch what I believe

smoke got in my eye
ash got in my eye

carrion

Bedside or roadside, life ebbs then subsides
Bleeding from inside, drivers all just pass by

Yesterday or previous, part of some great ‘what was’
Vultures circle up above, ashes to ashes then dust

Newborn to carrion, I mourn while I tarry some
While life ends and new pretends, I will carry on.

dawn of night

Look both ways before you cross the street
Don’t drop your left and move your feet
Mind your elders, your ma’ams and sirs
Always fear God, nice guys finish first

colic

Abundance brings me thankfulness
While famine brings me shame
Or abundance makes me forget that
I ever called on God by name.

labor-less day

For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent Labor Day doing much less than labor. It’s a day of relaxing as far as I’m concerned.

father or dad?

There are glaring differences between the titles of father and dad. Father indicates an official, biological or ceremonial title. Dad, on the other hand, indicates a level of intimacy that breaches tradition and is a living, breathing part of an interactive relationship. With dad, I envision a little kid napping in his dad’s lap.