Coffee and Contemplation: National GOE Day

The Sunday of the first full weekend of October is National GOE Day. Growth. Overcome. Empower. This national holiday encourages people to support safe spaces for healing and connection for those who have been victimized by abuse and trauma. Art is often encouraged as a tool to help those who have suffered from abuse and trauma to heal and recover. I started this blog to help share my story and my art; my writing. It is through writing poetry and fiction that I’ve been able to heal and learn more about myself. And I encourage others to do the same. It doesn’t matter how good you are or how long you’ve been doing it as long as you enjoy it. 

The My CARE Initiative founded National GOE Day. The program began on May 15, 2015. I continue to find programs like these as I search for new topics for my blog. Even though I have come a long way, finding these new things helps me heal a little bit more. The rest of my life will be a continual journey towards healing and recovery. And along the way I discover new creative expression and strengthen artistic skills I have with my writing. Today is a good day to grow, overcome, and empower.

Cat Photographs

Here are just a few in a series of photographs of some cats that wondered around the neighborhood of my previous home.  This was also my first time using my 70mm-300mm lens.  Pics taken around January 2016.




First Update

The site is coming along nicely.  There are still lots of things that must be added and those will be coming in the next couple weeks.  This blog will mostly be used to share my writing and other artwork and also update everyone of projects and public appearances I’ll be having.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can always contact me through the contact form or by phone.

Also, please let me know if any links do not work on this site so that I may fix and correct those issues.  I hope you all enjoy my personal web page and I look forward to hearing from each of you.

~ James