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“A Great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” William James — William James



The Perfect Snack!

BISCUITS AND BACON. (Click on this link to read the full story.)

The Family Table Cookbook is designed to share foods we enjoy and the memories connected with these recipes. For every food there is a touch of love. For every ingredient there is a measure of joy. There is food to feed the body and warmth to feed the soul.

So, join me at the Family Table for this wonderful snack of Biscuits and Bacon.

J.D.

It wasn’t a dream.

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“It was then that I felt a gentle breeze rush over my face and felt the coolness of the wind on my legs. Looking down I discovered that in my rush, I had failed to put on my pants!”

Now that you know the “punch line”, read the story to find out how and why I went out in public without my pants and try the Tex-Mex Casserole recipe that is worth a little embarrassment.

The Family Table Cookbook gives you wonderful food recipes and the stories behind the food, cooks, and the people who love eating all the wonderful meals we have shared with family and friends.

Read the introduction page to see how the Family Table Cookbook works and then check out the recipes to fill your mind and tempt your stomach!

Thanks

J.D.

Potato soup that heals!

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Move over chicken soup – there is a new steaming bowl of wellness waiting to make us all feel better. Jacquelyn shares a loving story about her grandmother’s potato soup. The soup will warm your tummy and the story will warm your heart!

The Family Table Cookbook gives you wonderful food recipes and the stories behind the food, cooks, and the people who love eating all the wonderful meals we have shared with family and friends.

Read the introduction page to see how the Family Table Cookbook works and then check out the recipes to fill your mind and tempt your stomach!

Thanks  J.D.

Follow your Passion!

“I credit JD Moss and his words that become sentences, and those setences that eventually become works of art – thanks JD….guess I’m coming out of retirement for a little while.”

My friend Eddie Joseph Zapata has some nice things to say about me, but in truth, it is his passion that makes him who he is. It is he who feels alive when he writes, makes him decide to create his own web site and creates works of art.

The lesson we all need to learn and re-learn – is to live our passion. If we do this, happiness will follow.

PS. Eddie is a very gifted writer and I will post a link to his site once he has it ready.

Thank you!

It is not often that I am without words. There are times when I decide not to use words, that it is better for me to keep my opinions to myself, yet I still have plenty of words banging around in my head. This weekend I am still struggling to think of something to say and I still can only think of “Thank you Don!”  Now to the writing!

Written Fire

There were always glimpses of the fire. Acknowledgment of its existence, something seen, yet not really felt- certainly not experienced. I spent small periods of my life penning a story or an article, yet for many poor reasons, I would stop to be someone else. The fire never died, yet it never burned enough to warm my heart much less my soul.

There is a thing in all of us, something at our center – a desire, a calling -our purpose. When we understand what it is we are meant to do – and actually do it, we become complete – fulfilled. For me it is writing and recently it has become alive in me; its flame burning brighter than ever before and my inner understanding becoming much more complete -more certain.

When I would write before, I felt good, yet it was very superficial. The feeling was always subject to the reactions of others. If others loved what I would write, the high would last and I would continue to write. If others did not like it I would lose interest and stop writing. An admired teacher gave me a kind criticism; I felt unloved and stopped writing. A friend once laughed openly; I felt ashamed and stopped writing. A judge once told me what I had written belonged in the trash; I felt I had no talent and stopped writing. I wrote for the favor of others. If you live your passion for anyone other than yourself, than it will never be strong enough to survive.

I write now because it is who I am. I write because not writing makes me unbalanced. I can have the worst possible day and if I put words on a page everything changes. Troubles at work no longer matter; darkness is pushed away – filling my life with light. Criticism, rejection are only splatters of rain drops instantly turned to harmless mist when they come into contact with the fire within. Even if I know what I am writing is not good, I only care in that it teaches me to be better. I write because that is what I must do. I write because I am never truly happy unless I am writing. Each letter I type brings greater warmth to my soul. Each word brings clarity to my mind. Each sentence supplies my world with singular focus. Each paragraph joins desire with creativity and each completed story supplies my inner self with more fuel – more passion.

So, here I write.

Welcome

Is a writer a writer without readers? Like the tree in the forest thing – who cares. 

I am very excited to introduce my website and hope you find something you will enjoy. I will be adding new pieces as often as I can. Everything here is freely distributable, so share my work with your colleagues, friends and family. I do not charge for what you read or print; however, if you enjoy reading my work and want to help me pay for this web site and allow me to create more stories, please make a donation. Every thing I write is copyrighted, so please check out my Copyright page, amazing information. Really it is. No joking. I’m amazed by it.