Books That Inspire Lonely Author

The Lonely Author

Here is a list of books that have inspired Lonely Author. (Please remember I am talking books not movies that Hollywood butchered).

1- Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)     My all-time favorite

2- The Godfather (Mario Puzo)     The book that made me want to write.

3- The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

4- The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)     Tissues please.

5- The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) Only non-fiction book. It is a life changer.

6- 1984 (George Orwell)

7- Don Quixote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes)

8- The Winds of War (Herman  Wouk)

9- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)  Sparked my imagination.

10-The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

11- The Hunt For Red October (Tom Clancy)

12- For Whom The Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)

13- A Time To Kill (John Grisham)

14- The Alienist (Caleb Carr)

15- The…

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A Sappy Thanksgiving Reminder

Mary in Manhattan

Even though the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is kind of a giant advertisement, it’s a tradition – a staple in the lives of most Americans/Amuricans (however you choose to pronounce it). I even saw it live once in 2007, before I decided I needed to avoid it and the terrible crowds at all costs.

Yet, I will always have a special connection to this parade, ever since I graduated from Ithaca College. Amy Kule, the Executive Producer of the parade (the lady that walks in front) was a graduate of my alma mater, and the speaker at my graduation. She brought those Macy’s star balloons – the ones that you see every year – but painted them with Ithaca colors.


Obviously Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, friends and opportunities. But Thanksgiving is a perfectly timed yearly reminder for me, and I’m sure other Ithacans, to remember what…

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Available Paintings

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Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk

         24 x 30 inches


Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

24 x 30


Opus 2094 Space Car Opus 2094 Space Car

24 x 30


Opus 2091 Primordial Frog Opus 2091 Primordial Frog

24 x 30



#2061 Asteroid

12 x 16



Opus 2062

48 x 24



 Opus 1462

16 x 24



Opus 2029

12 x 16



Opus 1992

30 x 9


Opus 1996. 2015, Joan's Garage Opus 1996. 2015, Joan’s Garage

75 x 19


Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 49


Opus 2059, 2015, Joan's Garage Opus 2059, 2015, Joan’s Garage

54 x 34


Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 48


Opus 2053, Joan's Garage, 2015 Opus 2053, Joan’s Garage, 2015

9 x 30


Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill

48 x 36


Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan's Garage Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan’s Garage

35 x 48


Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC

36 x 24 …

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HOW RICH I AM, by Carl Gooch

By the Mighty Mumford

How Rich I am

Rejoice, O my soul, Rejoice.

Let my lips His praise give voice.

Unceasing each breath a prayer;

For the love of my Lord is there.

I can in give thanks in all things;

It is the Lord who in my life reigns.

I meditate on His word night and day,

I know with me He will always stay.

Calm comes as I draw near to Him;

The noise of this world grows dim.

I come to Him and hardly confess,

Of all the things I did transgress.

He knows my heart and forgives;

Reminding me of the mercy He gives.

Although a sinner from birth I be,

With love He paid the price for me.

Rejoice, for my soul can not contain,

I overflow with joy I can not refrain.

To this world I may seem a poor man;

They do…

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The 5Breakdown – YouTube Daily Vloggers


On todays 5Breakdown I`m counting down my favorite YouTube daily/ weekly vloggers. If you are not familiar with YouTube and the vlogging scene , I`m sure this concept might sound a bit odd. I know that because I was there , I couldn`t understand what could possibly be so interesting about watching the ordinary day-to-day life of a stranger. Well trust me this is a dangerous path , you will soon find yourself getting up in the morning and watching all the vlogs in your subscription page before anything else.

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