books, Fiction, writing

Fishing, False Walrus, and a Fender Telecaster

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The title of this blog may not make any sense to the casual observer.  The life of Will Gailey didn’t make much sense and for him conditions on the ground were in a word – hellish.

Our man Will was an “over the hill” singer-songwriter that ran an online model train business that was passed down from his father.  Will had grown to hate the business and most everything and everyone else he’d come into contact with.  Not being completely overtaken with hate, there was that was one thing that Will loved and it was fishing the old Erie Canal in the upstate New York towns of Warners and Camillus.  Fishing was a source of peace for Will, but at the time of this tale even that activity was becoming just another headache for him – and crushing headaches were a chronic problem indeed.

Band-mates acknowledged that Will had gone through changes.  Yes, something terrible had happened to Will that provoked him to be his most ornery and contemptuous self.   While those closest to him knew, it seemed that Will had forgotten what it was that had impacted his life so severely.  Yes, it seemed that “remembering” was something that he’d developed difficulty with.  Fits of rage were his offense and defense.  Headaches, rage, impatience, and perhaps a little issue with addiction had him in a proverbial vice.

Will knew love well, but did he forget it?  Or, was there something that he was blotting out because facing it was more than he could bear.  There was another love – the truest love – but he could only shake his fist in anger at it.  There was supernatural interference in his life because the love that could stand it the gap and protect him had been pushed away.

Will and his life were out of control.  While memory was a strain for him, he was remembered.  While what he loved had become trauma, he couldn’t or wouldn’t remember how much he was loved, despite devastating circumstances he couldn’t understand.

Would Will survive, or himself be a mere memory?

Check out Remembering Will on Amazon Kindle and paperback.

 

 

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You’ve Got To Treat Her With Kindness

Talking To An Angel was a track I released in 2009.  It is part of the 6 song So Very Soon E.P. that was intended to be a 10 to 12 song CD but suffered from strange technical breakdowns that didn’t allow for the record’s completion.  The hard-drive of the 16 track unit a friend and I were using mysteriously failed, and extraction of the data from it was a burdensome task that involved going to another studio and employing what was at that time a difficult to find software.  It’s a blessing that we were able to retrieve what we did and still come out with a release; albeit shorter than originally planned.

The loss of my primary recording vehicle followed by detrimental life-events served to force a hiatus from music-making.  Now in 2016, I’ve been encouraged to rekindle the music and push Talking To Angel, as I feel it’s an appealing song with a good hook and message.  The song like most of the music I create has a retro feel that may remind listeners a bit of the Beatles, Everly Brothers, and perhaps other artists from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

I hope you enjoy Talking To An Angel, and if time, tide, and world events allow there will be new music from me in 2016.

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End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 13, 2015

End Times Prophecy Report

Bible prophecy in Today's news headlines Bible prophecy in Today’s news headlines

End Times Prophecy Report
HEADLINES
January 13, 2015

CommentaryAnd OPINION

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FRANCE: France hunting possible “accomplices” to Paris attack – This appears to be the cycle of control: a terror attack, the public fears the aftermath of the terror attack and then the government hunts the “accomplices”–and the public will fear what the authorities find in their OJ-like hunt for the “real killers.”

FRANCE: Charlie Hebdo publishes Mohammed cartoons – You have to hand it to the mystery of iniquity.  Not only did they come up with a script which makes the Corporate Media look heroic, but they also figured out a way to do it while they were escalating the anti-Muslim propaganda war in France.

FRANCE: Conspiracy theories about Russian and Turkish involvement in Paris attacks increase – This is what a REAL conspiracy theory looks like: a government-generated story to shift blame…

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Christians Flee The Church As Wickedness Rises Within The Nation

Sword At-The-Ready

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A lukewarm, dead and dying church stuck in tradition and rigidness is driving away the very people they were sent to save

Interesting essay and honest explanation of how the Christian church in America is dwindling.  While the author has several excellent points, and his overall message is a good one, he misses some very blatant truths that we must understand in order to apply the great admonition he gives the church in America at his conclusion.  My comments are not intended to criticize, but add some weight and gravitas to the issues that are driving many out and away from the Church.   My comments are from viewing the problems he cites from a pastoral/missionary perspective.  I would definitely read the entire essay, my comments follow the quote boxes.

Dear Church, Here’s Why People Are Really Leaving You

Being on the other side of the Exodus sucks, don’t it?

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