Behind Failure

"For anyone to see their future, they must be willing to put the past behind them while understanding the power and opportunity that is created from failure." - Topher Pike Your past can thrust you toward the life you have always wanted or hold your dreams in a bubble that cannot be broken. To really... Continue Reading →

Disappearing Doubt

"Your wildest dreams are only a thought away once you unlock the mind that holds your doubt." - Topher Pike The most impossible dream does not have to live at a distance if you believe it is possible. When you decide that the fear you feel every day holds the key to your deepest desires,... Continue Reading →

Finding Happiness

"Do what makes you happy, or do nothing." - Topher Pike This quote may be hard to grasp because we all have daily tasks that need respect. I’m not saying that you should forget about the things that provide for your family. This quote is about the time you have left. If you really want... Continue Reading →

Raising Tomorrow

"Raise the standards of how you live today to free the person you know you can become tomorrow." - Topher Pike If your standard of life is unsuitable, raise the standards of how you live. There is a reason why you live the life you have today. There is no one to blame but yourself... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 11

I Believe in God WHEN I RETURNED to the office a few days later, my whole outlook changed. My inbox was full of requests for quotations and other administrative tasks, but I wasn't weakened to see the work that awaited me. I moved along and replied to each request with a smile. It took me... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 10

Resurrected Dreams AFTER MY GRANDFATHER'S passing, my life looked completely different. The love I found within my passion became lost in an external world surrounded by shadows of lonely dreams. The business idea my brother and I were building hit a dead end. The small business I was trying to grow was only producing modest... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 9

Personal Crosses IT WAS EASTER Monday when my grandfather checked in to the local hospital. It seemed like one of his routine visits, so I kept checking in on his progress to see what the medical staff had to say. Nothing looked out of the ordinary, and he was doing so well that my aunt... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 8

Reimagined Journey AFTER THE CHRISTMAS celebrations ended and the last few fireworks released into the night sky, we attempted to get back to our routine. I was working on a couple of projects for my small business and trying to get my book into the hands of anyone that would read the words that ignited... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 7

Tree of Life I CONTINUED TO further inspect these liberal ideas as my grandfather returned home and I prepared for the release of my first book. I even dusted off the bible my mother gave to me for my confirmation to see if I could find any more information to validate these theoretical claims. I... Continue Reading →

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