Author Archives: jharbottle7

About jharbottle7

I'm a husband, a father, want-to-be writer, struggling blogger and cyclist. Starting a family has changed my life and made me want to become a better person.

Learning Halloween

We picked out the perfect pumpkin for carving.  We took our time while visiting grandma and grandpa in Michigan and made sure it was the right size and shape to carve into the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. This being said, the boy … Continue reading

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The True Joys

If I have a tough day at work my son is able to make me forget it.  If I lose track of what’s important in life my family helps me realize why I wake up every morning. Things may not … Continue reading

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Great Grandfather

I was going through some of my old stories I’ve written but have never really shared and decided the piece I’m about to post was something I needed to.  It’s a bit of creative non-fiction pertaining to my great grandfather. … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten

This post will be short and to the point.  I feel like these discarded toys.  I once brought joy to those around me, but now flounder in an alley full of despair.  Such is the way I feel this week.

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A Lazy Saturday

Every so often you need to have one of those days where you don’t do anything but relax and play.  This past Saturday was one of those days.  It was a rainy morning so instead of heading to the park, … Continue reading

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I’m Scared

I live in fear every day.  A fear that drives me to the point of going crazy.  A fear constantly pounding inside my head with every thought, word, and action.  It has me second guessing so  much of my life. … Continue reading

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My Little Helper

My two year old son is an amazing helper.  Especially when it comes to taking care of things that aren’t his toys.  Just this afternoon I was working on my bike and he was constantly digging through my tool box … Continue reading

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