Author Archives: RoughWaterJohn

About RoughWaterJohn

Simply saying I’m a native of San Diego conjures up, at least for most people, an image of a transplant from some far flung state that has lived here over 10 years. To many, that ‘is’ a native. I am of that rarer breed though, someone who had the common sense and foresight to be planted in the womb of parents who were already living in San Diego. Not easy to do mind you, when you’re just a spark in the universe of souls. While common sense and foresight weren’t always my faithful companions, certainly leaving me for extended periods during my youth and occasionally even today, I think I ended up all right, in deeds if not in mind. I fell easily into the Pirate life, my love of water, nature and all things nautical lubed the latches and eased the hinges to doors and pathways that today, find me living life on the mighty ship Glenna Jane with two amazing, intelligent and at times devious cats. This life is not for everyone, but then neither are my thoughts or ideas and certainly not my sense of humor. Honor I have though, and friends I hold dear, if that accounts for much. Tread lightly friend and see well, for here be Dragons. John

Music, deep within

Notes be heard in distant dell, their chords a strong and mighty spell, as stone be dropped in gentle pool, they ripple from their source, dulcet tones and ringing bell, my heart feels mighty force. Soul within doth open to, … Continue reading

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The mind be free, regardless the realm

Feeling constrained? Shuttered in and held within the bounds of expectations and rules set by those who live within boxes, setting rules for those who would be free. Free within means free without, for no wall can corral a mind … Continue reading

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Pirate’s Prize

I was quite surprised recently, to find I had received the Versatile Blogger Award from Krithika. She has a wonderful blog, so needless to say, I was very grateful. It comes with a few requirements though, all of which are … Continue reading

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