Happy New Year!


Happy New Year everyone! No I’ve not had too much eggnog!

Ok, I admit it, it’s not really the New Year quite yet, but I’m taking a little break, and it will be 2019 soon!

And this is a good time to say thank you for a wonderful year. So thank you!

I realize my work is not as popular as it once was, but I’m still having a great time. I love writing even though I don’t make any money from it!

On my break I’ll be spending time with family, and working on my novel that I’ve mentioned before.

I’ve learned and grown this past year so I’m redirecting the novel, just slightly to reflect that.

I need to recharge, and I’m beginning a new exercise program! I want look good for my honey, who I refer to as My Love!

I have scheduled a few posts until I return.

My wife and I wish you a healthy, happy 2019, great peace, and wonderful blessings!!!


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Riding the Wind


Hey you know what? I’m having a great time writing, so thank you so much for being along for the ride!

This blog wouldn’t be any fun if it wasn’t for you! So thank you once again for your love and support.

I really love the diversity that can be found here. There are so many countries and ethnic groups that can be found. Awesome!

And I love where my work is right now, and I’m excited about where it’s going. “Coyote” and “Purple Dawn” were a bit of a breakthrough for me.

And I love your work! So let’s ride the wind together. Thanks again.


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A Celebration!


I want to thank everyone for making Ancient Skies such an amazing success! I am celebrating a message I received recently from wordpress, that there are now more than 1000 wonderful people following this site!

Wahoo, and thank you! When I first started the blog it was called Nicodemasplusthree, and I wrote in variety of styles, and even shared music. Today this site mostly contains poetry, which I love to write.

Just a reminder that I have a new blog which contains only fiction, and I just posted another story there yesterday. I love writing fiction too! You can find it here:


I am having a great time writing so thank you again, for reading and enjoying my work!


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“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Thoughts about Awards

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My first thought is thank you! To all those who have nominated me in the past and more recently, I am deeply honored, and blessed. I tell My Love all the time, how awesome you are.

When I first started blogging I did not accept awards. Then I thought I would try it, in order to enjoy the interaction, and to be mutually encouraging to one another. However, I have come full circle now, and have decided to have an award free blog once again. It wasn’t an easy decision.

To be honest, I have a limited time for blogging, and I want to concentrate on my work, in order to produce the highest quality possible. I have several projects that I am spending more time on, including the “Escape” series.

I have received so much encouragement, simply from you reading what I write, clicking the like button, and making occasional comments. I love that we can encourage each other in this way!

I write a lot of comments. I love commenting on your work. Not only do I love your work, I think it’s important to pay back some of the wonderful encouragement I have received.

Peace to everyone, and thank you again.


P.S. We had a great time at the beach today! The weather is excellent, and the waves are amazing. My Love and I went for a walk last night, as the sun was going down. What could be better?

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Blessings to everyone!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

You Rock! With Loud Guitars!

from Pinterest
from Pinterest

I can’t believe it has been 6 months of blogging already! I want to thank everyone! Wow, thank you!  You all continue to be an incredible source of enouragement to me. Yes you! “You rock” means you are just awesome. “With loud guitars” means you are awesome in a big way! So you rock with loud guitars!

I look forward to more writing, photography, and art from your sites! Your work is amazing! By the way I know I use exclamation points too often – but they mean I am happy, or that I think your work, and/or comments are just wonderful!

Now, you might think how does a guy who loves, nature, peace, poetry, First Nations People, his wife (she’s at the top of the list!) love loud guitars? That’s an easy one. First I grew up in the culture of rock music, and some of it was really hard rock. So hearing the guitars makes me feel young again. Plus the groups I listen to now have a positive message. These groups would include Switchfoot,  and The Letter Black. I also like some of the old stuff like Boston.

If you watch the video below, please be careful with your ears. The guitars are really loud! Thank you again! I am celebrating!

The video is called Dark Horses, and the dictionary (merriam-webster) defines a dark horse – a person (such as a politician), animal, or thing that competes in a race or other contest and is not expected to win or : a person who has interesting qualities or abilities that most people do not know about. We may have been down but we’ve never been out! Keep going strong!

You rock!

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Blessings and Peace to Everyone!

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Wishing everyone blessings and peace this holiday season! May you overflow with love and joy in the upcoming year!

I also want to thank everyone for being part of this blog. You inspire me, encourage me, and make my spirit soar! I look forward to writing more fiction and poetry. Thank you for reading my work and for all of your comments!

I look forward to reading and seeing your work. Your art, photography, and writing are just amazing! You give me wings to fly high, up into the clouds. You rock!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dove of Peace

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