About Roarke

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I've been a professional artist and musician for over thirty years and I currently pursue a lifestyle of off-the-grid homesteading. I'm continuing life's journey, accepting and creating new challenges and living life more simply. I try to improve my powers of observation and perception everyday and also try to listen to my intuition more. Its important what you do with the time you have. I have earned a B.S. Educ. degree I am a professional fine and commercial artist I am a professional trumpet player, jazz, pop/rock, classical music I am a fledgling writer and blogist. I practice a self-sufficient, off-the-grid lifestyle

Name:
william calkins
Sex:
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Age:
64
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Interests:
Art, music, reading, homesteading, simplicity.
Favorite Authors:
Updike, Steinbeck, Heinlein, Boorstin, Saroyan, many more
Favorite Movies:
eclectic and off beat
Favorite Music:
mostly jazz

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Brethren

Hail and lightning weren’t the only clandestine storm elements to worry about. Fragments of long ago collided planets and man-made satellites showered down upon a myopic world, proving even intelligent design could crumble. The night skies had turned to searing tracers of flame and red light while the days were chaotic with the sounds and movement of heavy war machinery. The only things...

Added 25 Oct 2011 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,157 | 1 Comment

The Power of Invisibility

You wouldn’t pay any attention to her because she was one of the unattractive invisible. But that was exactly her thing. A woman of the common masses. She didn’t party, didn’t go to church, didn’t rock and roll. She wore her coarse dark hair braided and left it unwashed. She balanced thick, clear-rimmed glasses on the pinched bridge of her nose. Across her narrow sloped shoulders she hung...

Added 08 Feb 2011 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,260 | 1 Comment

Sage Advice

The tropical island's wharf suddenly jumped to life as the long strides of the seasoned pilot sounded on it's sodden planks. A young port officer hesitantly approached the advancing aviator. "I've got time for everything else kid, but I don't have time for subtlety, and I sure as hell don't have time for eloquent prose," the tall ex air force captain stated while pushing past the younger...

Added 07 Feb 2011 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 20 | Avg Score 3.33 | Views 1,468 | 1 Comment

Just Punishment

“This is insanely bogus. Craziness. I’m NOT giving them my cell phone; they can pry it out of my cold dead hands.”  Wilson knew this was coming, Brittany had not listened, nor heeded any of his suggestions and now the court had handed down its verdict. He thought the verdict seemed a little harsh for a third time offender, but Brittany was still young at forty-seven and the court could...

Added 06 Feb 2011 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 983 | 2 Comments

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