“We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are … Continue reading Favorable Conditions Never Come
https://www.redbull.com/us-en/videos/from-avoriaz-with-love-speedriding-valentin-delluc For those who were having a hard week as well, a little pick-me-up. I feel better already!
There is in many parents a striving to control their children, and to make of them, if not precisely automata, yet beings as fully subordinate to the will of their procreator as the characters of a novelist are to their creator. On the other hand, there is in the human creator a parallel desire to … Continue reading Procreation
The Impact of a Good Book
https://www.tor.com/2020/09/17/terry-goodkind-sword-of-truth-wizards-first-rule-death-obituary/ <p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">I've had this tab open in my browser to remember and think more on what I wanted to say. When the news of Terry's death came out, I was transported back more than 20 years to a critical season in my life and the memory of <em>The Sword of … Continue reading The Impact of a Good Book
Welcome to 2021
(My sister Katie and I enjoying a day in Brugge whilst on holiday back in 2018. Holidays...) Good morning friends! I'm feeling behind on sharing with everyone who follows "Author Travis," who is being impacted by all the things "Other Travis' " are busy with. 2020 was both a year of challenge, like it certainly … Continue reading Welcome to 2021
Veteran’s Day 2020: Heros
https://mykecole.com/40652-2/ To all of my fellow veterans, brothers and sisters in arms, thank you for every sacrifice you've made. To the public we serve, thank you for your trust. I appreciate this evergreen post from Myke Cole and enjoying reflecting on it each year about this time. I hope you enjoy it as well!
I was turned onto the Elliot Society this spring (thanks Brenna!) when I attended a lecture on C.S. Lewis at a local school. Their newsletter is brilliant and full of excellent art glorifying God. I found this video so beautifully made! Making Good I hope this finds you well and sustained in this season, and … Continue reading Making Good
Special Share: The Circus Queen Part 1
Friends, First, I'll invite you to watch a short clip that provided my inspiration and read along! More for your reading pleasure. In the vein of Stephen King, I imagined this story opening up with a handful of montages to show the world of the Circus of Souls. This is probably my favorite of the … Continue reading Special Share: The Circus Queen Part 1
Special Share: Prologue from The Circus Queen
Friends,I've been remiss in getting you some good Thorium website content! As we all adjust to the new normal I've been focused on finishing my U.S. Naval Academy tour well, preparing for what's next for the Chapman's, and managing our situation. I haven't gotten my work-at-home disciplines all back in place (I worked from home … Continue reading Special Share: Prologue from The Circus Queen
Movie Monday….On A Tuesday
I had a chance to do a little catch-up this weekend and enjoyed something in my movie queue for a while now: They Shall Never Grow Old. Theatrical Release Poster (Warner Brothers) I honestly can't recall where I'd heard of it before, but I'm sure the combination of Peter Jackson, World War I history, and … Continue reading Movie Monday….On A Tuesday