“Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light…”






Our corner of the web [the ‘sphere] has seen some breathtaking changes over the past 10 years.


Growth and evolution.


Attrition and stagnation.


Along with more than a few points in between.


Throughout it all, I confess I’ve inconsistently posted.


However, I’ve been consistently thematic.




My ideas, suggestions and viewpoints have changed very little in that time.


Perhaps, to some, that’s a negative; a cause for criticism.


Admittedly, that can be a sign of intellectual laxity (meaning a type of negligence, in cases such as this).


However, given the evidence:


I tend to believe my lack of deviation is a positive.


After all:


When reality behaves as an ally, it’s best not to change sides.




That being said, it’s the reason I write and behave (online) the way I do.


I do not view this as entertainment or even a pleasant distraction, but as a cloister of sorts.


A place for men to enter to peacefully ponder the world, its works and their (our) place in it.


The music acting as a call to our philosophical evensong.


And the camaraderie found here to be intellectually and emotionally bolstering.


I thank you for joining me.




Two suits down; two to go.


If you’ve found my work here of interest, please consider purchasing my ► first ◄ or ► second ◄ book or perhaps donate with PayPal via my email [the contact link is on my main page].


I’d be exceptionally grateful. 


As a side note, once I finish my move to a new home this summer, I’ll try to release at least one new book by January of 2019.


My sincerest best to you all.







8 Responses to ““Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light…””

  1. Brother, while I am a lax and lazy man at times I try to keep men such of yourself in my prayer intentions.

    I often fail, and hope the Madonna will be the best of helpmeets.

    And that’s all I have to give.

    May it be enough, with love.

    – a fellow pilgrim

    • Chad,

      Sincere thanks for both your years of (electronic) companionship and your prayers. Both have, no doubt, been a boon to me.

      All my best to you & yours,


  2. A♠,

    There is no limit to the abundance and variety of music for these posts. Therefore there is no limit to the number of directions this project can take. No danger of stagnation here.

    This smoky speakeasy is a cloister, a war room and a classroom like any great male space should be. It’s a good thing in a world of bad things.

    One day the ‘Sphere will be remembered for keeping men sane as they passed around the dark side of the Moon like Apollo 13. Damaged, imperilled and cut off but relying on the laws of Nature to survive and get them home again. Working the problem; finding solutions; keeping the lights on.


    • JD,

      “This smoky speakeasy is a cloister, a war room and a classroom like any great male space should be. It’s a good thing in a world of bad things.”

      Those words are Truly and deeply appreciated.

      Of the comments here that made me feel as though I’ve accomplished something important with my writing, this ranks among the best of them.

      All the best to you,


  3. You’ll always have my support, Ace.

    Along with others.

    We may not be as many as the comment sections of one of the three R’s, but we’re quality and here to stay.

    And as one man demonstrated once…you only need 12.


    • Wald,

      I’ve always heavily favored quality over quantity.

      And my commenters here – yourself, included – are definitely that.

      All my best,


  4. Thank you Ace. I found you after a bad breakup. I’ve learned so much. I love your first book and will buy your second.


    • Ryan,

      I’ve read your comment a half dozen times.

      Words like yours mean more to me than I can express.

      Thank you for saying such.

      I’m profoundly glad I could help you in a dark hour of your life.

      All the best to you,


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