Intro

Hi! I’m Ross. I’m happy to be here, in a world where faces, introductions, and ideals are all shared through prose. I’m a guy with a sharp memory, a lion-like sense of compassion for people, and a dozen stories I’ll tell time and time again, getting a little bit better the older I get. When…

Sounds of Summer: Every Heartbeat is a Flower

Every Heartbeat is a Flower. Think about that. Close your eyes. Wait until you can feel your heartbeat. Do those words ring true for you? This past week, this simple phrase helped me get through some serious transitions while keeping my cool. Even when I was completely exhausted and unsure about my next steps in…

The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #2: Walking by Yourself

I’m back at it again! Welcome to my second vlog entry for “The Honest Bachelors’ Life.” In it, I talk about the woes of feeling like a loner while walking around outside. It’s all good, ya’ll; we all have to face those fleeting moments of self-consciousness and isolation. However, just remember to be kind to…

Sounds of Summer: Breathe In

Howdy ladies and gentlemen! I’m a day late, but I’m back with my seventh “Sounds of Summer” entry. Thanks in advance for stopping by! Rediscovering this particular tune was, without a doubt, a serious trip down memory lane. Last Tuesday, I was putt’n around on YouTube when I stumbled across a video for a song…

The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #1: Singing Alone

I’m back so soon?! I’m back so soon! It gives me great pleasure to bring you all my first full video in “The Honest Bachelor’s Life” series. After some tinkering with my new video editing software, Corel VideoStudio X10, I finally got a finished product! I want to thank the developers of Corel VideoStudio for…

The Honest Bachelor’s Life – My First Vlog and the Introductory Video

Hey there everyone! I’d like to thank TwinTales, Florian Turgeon, waynerobinson42, Betcha didn’t Know!, Tetiana Aleksina, coolpeppermint,  The Eye Dancers, Sarah in LalaLand, A.M. Bradley and Madi Uram for sending me some likes for my “Sounds of Summer” and “Lessons to Practice” posts these past two weeks. You all rock! I’m so grateful for your readership, and I hope I can…

Little Breaks and Big Updates

Greetings! I wanted to touch base and give you all a much-deserved update. I have been missing my blog since last week, and I didn’t have time to write my latest “Sounds of Summer” entry. Time got away from me due to some personal stressors, but also because my mom and sister came into town…

Lessons to Practice #24: Penning Horror That Endures

“Talk about your ghosts. Man oh man.” – Stephen King, On Writing Hello all and good evening! This go around, I’m writing a continuation of last week’s “Lessons to Practice” by offering up some of my own thoughts and ideas for penning a great horror story. Ready to dive in? Make sure the lights are out…

Sounds of Summer: New Machines

Why hello! If you’ve been following my blog recently, you know that tonight means more “Sounds of Summer.” Fortunately, even while juggling my new job, keeping up with my triathlon training, and still writing a decent amount six days out of the week, I can still find the time to delve into new music. Summer…

Sounds of Summer: Please Be Naked

Hey there bloggers! It’s almost the weekeeeend. I hope every single one of you are thriving and getting some serious writing, blogging, and/or vlogging done. I apologize for this entry being a day late; work was pretty busy last night, and I had a much-needed heart to heart with a couple of friends afterwards. *Big…

Lessons to Practice #22: The Art of Pacing

Hey everyone! Here’s to wishing you a restful, spontaneous, and memorable week, even with work and our countless other personal obligations. This go around, I was looking to share some of my thoughts concerning the pacing of our creative writing. Amidst themes, character development, and opening and closing lines, there is the ever-present tether of…