Category Archives: creative writing

  1. Shedding Light–The Photography of Mark Hallowell

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    March 2, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    A long time ago, I had a student named Mark Hallowell.  He was a stocky kid, big in the shoulders, …
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  2. Nine Nails and One Small Town

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    February 28, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    When I was younger, I related very well to Trent Reznor and the music he wrote for  Nine Inch Nails. …
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  3. Bored Pandas, Super Heroes, and My Friend Mr. Whitman.

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    February 21, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Just a few odds and ends today.  A couple of things I would like to share.  Hope you enjoy! — …
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  4. Finding Solitude Among the Written Lines of the Highway

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    February 16, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I went for a jog Tuesday evening.  The weather had warmed, slightly.  My thoughts were already running so I felt …
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  5. Synchronicity and the Path to the Pen

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    February 14, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Synchronicity is a mysterious, wonderful thing. If you’ve been here before, you’re probably aware that my daughter plays travel softball. …
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  6. New-Age, Hug Yourself, and Look at the Sky Type of stuff…

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    February 9, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Sometimes I like to get all new-age, love yourself, your body is a temple, go hug a tree,  make some …
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  7. Random Thoughts Concerning Birds of Prey

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    February 7, 2017 by Ray Yanek

        Once upon a time I was visiting the Chicago suburb of Naperville with my family.  Naperville is wonderful– …
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