A New Era Begins: The Wandering Quill

I recently made the decision to do a little online home makeover. While I do still use the moniker “John’s Head” for many things, I felt it never truly encapsulated the scope of my work. So I turned inward and found inspiration from my family. As many of you may now know, I have been…

Loss, change and brilliant man now gone

Change is inevitable. This website will be undergoing changes too, but that will have to wait. Right now, I am dealing with a serious loss, and I mean serious. You see, my father passed away this past Thursday from complications from cancer chemotherapy. He was 78. Let’s make one thing perfectly clear; my father beat…

Ten things those without hometowns can understand

Most Americans can claim a city of their own.  They were either born there, or spent a great chunk of their lives there and have always felt welcome.  Still, there are some of us who, despite our best efforts, consistently struggle to identify with those we live around. Below are ten things only someone who…

18 Practical Things I Learned While in College

This past semester of college has been a very rough go for me.  Those of you who are aware know that I am in the process of finishing my Bachelors in History, and to say it’s been a difficult road is an understatement.  There have been bureaucratic snafus, academic slips, and personal failings which threatened…

In honor of Uncle Jack

In honor of the memory of my uncle, Giacomo “Jack” Guzzardo, who passed away this morning, I post this poem found online.  Uncle Jack was in the U.S. Navy for many years, then later worked as a government contractor helping to assemble,  maintain, and troubleshoot naval communications systems.  He was also a devoted husband and…

A quick note about my absence

Hey, all!  I just wanted to check in because it’s been several days since I’ve posted here.  Right now I’m in the thick of Christmas season at my day job and dealing with a touch of the flu!  Not to reveal too much information, but I’ve been hard at work at my writing work, decorating…