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…

Reblog Two Words

Amazing and insightful piece from “The Art of Blogging.” If you take the time to read this post, you will become a better blogger, all because you learned about the two most important words when it comes to blogging, and why those words can make or break your post. Actually, both words can be found…

Release – A Sonnet

This is my attempt at a Shakespearean-style Sonnet.  It is not exactly “top shelf” but I beg your indulgence, as this is a release moment for me.  I finally felt the courage to tell a story of heartbreak and freedom in a 14 line iambic pentameter verse. I shall never forget when we first met.…

A word or ten about any possible future news venture

Over the last few months, I have had numerous people ask me if I was planning to launch my own news and commentary site.  This is mostly the result of my social media interactions and some of my blog posts, and perhaps the result of some of my work with Samantha James’ website, The Historical…

FLASH FICTION: The Crumbling

As I’m not sure how much longer I will be on this Earth, I have chosen to begin to share my thoughts on our world with everyone for posterity.  I am merely a man, not a deity, and certainly not the voice of authority.  Take what I say for what it’s worth, for it is…

The World of Writers: Myths vs. Facts

The world of writing is one of the few which gets a ton of criticism from people who have no knowledge of the craft and trade.  Because of this, many myths exist about writers and this profession, and some of these “urban legends” have spawned a subculture of contempt for those who ply their hand…