The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! My name is Shawn and I am an aspiring writer based in Austin, Texas for most of the year.  I’m also First Mate aboard a sailing vessel in the Great Lakes for dedicated periods.  I decided to start a blog to share stories about my travel, life experiences and interests.  Readers can expect to enjoy light literary journeys as well as gain an understanding of people as I find them on the streets, in the home, and on the open waterways.  I hope you’ll enjoy!

Recent Posts

Beautiful Morning at the Twig!

On Saturday, May 4th, I set up a table at the Twig Bookshop in the Pearl District of…

Bacterial Warriors: Ancient Residents, Both Good and Bad

(Bacteria under the microscope. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock) “Viruses are stealthy predators; they cause infections by entering and…

Assassins That Span the Ages: Bacteria and Viruses

(A virus takes up residence in a healthy cell. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.) Imagine that you are…

Contest: Thirteen Day Count Down to the Battle at the Alamo

        Dear Follower, For something historical and commemorative, I will be gifting two copies of my…

Jacales in Mexico and South Texas

Jacal, pronounced [ha kol], is a word adapted from Nahatl, language of the ancient Aztecs who ruled Mexico…