These stories have been written over the years. Choices made and paths taken have brought me to places I both expected and those that I had no idea would be. The sights and sounds, the air and life, all of it around me, welcoming new experiences, joys and connections to those things both seen and those things we can only feel in the moments of our life.
I was hungry, as is most often the case.
We were alive and drank coffee.
Butter melts at 98.6 degrees …
It had nearly hit me on its fall …
His love of life was contagious.
I remember the night he left us. It was very cold and you had called to tell me he was having a hard time breathing. I wish I had jumped up and traveled to your door quickly, but I did not. I had spoken with him the morning before when he had sat up and […]
… a visually moving drama of two lives, finding voice with each other …
It’s the music and rhythm of her life that connects us-
I’ve been nothing but trouble since day one.
I sincerely want to thank all of you have read the book Hold Me …
Rolling it out of the garage, exchanging cold cement for black tar, I started it up.
I just enjoyed sitting under and with her.
The small archipelago was last the place on earth discovered by great Polynesian mariners …
The tropical fish were very colorful and for the most part, interested only in their daily life, foraging for food and swimming around doing what fish do.
You must grow the tree, harvest the fruit, squeeze the juice into a glass and then compost the remains.
It is rare to find a friend like that.
There is a small orange tree I take care of.
Tucked away on the remote island of Maui Don kneads together only the finest of ingredients …
The birds had been awake for some time now, chirping and fussing of this and that.
“We are just plants with feet.”
Fox and I had just cleared a number of trees from the side of the gulch.
“It’s too bad. Such is life.” …
She watched over me and waited …
There is great harmony in this relationship …
Benjamin Franklin landed in Philadelphia in 1723 at the age of 17.
The day was absolutely gorgeous, some clouds and sun, an occasional breeze which attempted blow through my totally sweet soaked clothes.
And come sunset, the birds chirp with their bellies full, their family in the nest-
… realizing i am here, for only a while.
… he gave me the opportunity …
The little critter, paused and hovered, realizing our encounter was not the normal cat and mouse adventure.
He must have used it, often and with ease, opening a letter or two. I like to think he did.
Maui … it’s like a botanist’s dream ….
I must have missed her from the very start, the very moment we stepped into the world together…
They did fun stuff.
Fresh water was hard to come by two thousand years ago.
You alone, found me a home,
a place to rest…
I did not trim it, but let it find its length and way in the sunlight it would have.
I almost fell off a ladder.
Moselle lived a wonderful life…
It was a happy day.
This is the kind of stuff I deal with in the morning.
“I feel Keanu Reeves would resonate with this story and I would like to know if he would consider acting in it. I currently live in Hawaii and would like to see him share it with the world. Thank You, Joseph Mellone (In All Our Years)”
During a renovation; however, I saw things …
… people say you should not put a fork in a toaster …
not some five or 8-pound wannabe, but the real deal …
… I could not wait till it was time for recess.
Perhaps to make it last beyond me …
I hope that one day we will come together again-
Your stillness mattered most, amidst the threat of driving rain.
The little guitar could not speak, but only looked on as the artist spoke.
Our intellect is both our success and failure … emotions flutter and disorganize us throughout our lives. It is in the seeing and knowing and loving of each other in all of our states that is the true love, the true life, we all long to have.
Everyone has a story to tell. Some may tell their story in conversation. Some may embrace journalism with print or pictures. Some may reflect abstractly in poetry or stream their experience online in a blog or other digital platform. Communication and expression take on many different forms in this day and age. As for me, having […]
Once you have traveled with ghosts, you come to realize that each of our stories connect us in ways beyond our separateness. This story is but one of many that surround us, consume us, and enlighten us each day and every day. The eBook is available and the “paperback novel, the kind the drugstore sells” […]
“You’re kind of big and old to be climbing trees?”
The points of the slivered crescent moon looked up into the night as stars in waning conversation, casually looked toward the earth. An odd man, dressed in striped pajamas walked on wet grass below them. He was carrying a large spear, made of Bamboo and an old saw blade and, of course, a hot, creamy […]
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Some years ago, I was flying to Europe and had just picked up the book “In the Heart of the Sea”. I was barely into the first chapter when I look out the window and see the Island of Nantucket, which was, coincidentally the initial setting of the novel. I smiled, looked down at the […]
Some trees needed to be trimmed as they had overgrown their space.