Death – A Common Experience

Death, it is one of the few things from which I seem able to move forward. While, to this day, I carry the pain and scars of childhood trauma, specifically being bullied, deaths of loved ones do not haunt me. I can still see the faces of S.B and M.M. and J.W. as they made... Continue Reading →

Is Hemingway’s Theory of Omission Lost On A New Generation?

Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoon-fed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than automatons, regurgitating information and data as a demonstration of intelligence, now having difficulty grasping Papa's concept of omission as a means... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Was Hemingway right? Does the world break everyone?

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Sample Saturday

From War Springs Eternal by Joe Leonardi ©2018 All rights reserved Thunder announces a release from the earth. Fire ignites the darkness. Illuminating the night sky, Hell’s flame explodes bright orange.  A yellow, oily rain falls upon the battlefield. It touches the soldiers. Skin boils and blisters. A few will die here. Many, will recover.... Continue Reading →

PTSD WWI – War Springs Eternal (Excerpt)

Please purchase a copy today. https://www.amazon.com/Springs-Eternal-Damaged-Broken-Collection/dp/1722717998/ War Springs Eternal is dedicated to my brothers and sisters in arms - -To those who were asked to do the unthinkable. -To those who HAD to do the unimaginable. -To those who are broken and still fighting. -To those for whom the fighting became too much.  War Springs... Continue Reading →

Excerpt – War Springs Eternal

War Springs Eternal   by Joe Leonardi  ©2018 All rights reserved.   -1- Thunder announces a release from the earth. Fire ignites the darkness. Illuminating the night sky, Hell’s flame explodes bright orange.  A yellow, oily rain falls upon the battlefield. It touches the soldiers. Skin boils and blisters. A few will die here. Many, will recover. The... Continue Reading →

Social Media Power of Positive-Thought, Pop-Psychology Poppycock

The social media pop-psychologists are out in full force. The self-righteous self-helpers offer unsolicited words with only one purpose --- to give themselves a superior sense of self. Lacking even a single request, they offer their self-aggrandizing wisdom - -To those they have never met. -To those they do not know. -To those they do... Continue Reading →

Future Damaged and Broken Novellas

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- • “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which I am currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. •“Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. •“A Father’s Son,” the breakdown of... Continue Reading →

Conflict and Chaos

People mistake conflict and chaos as abnormal. I believe they are the normal state. The universe was created of chaos. Instead of trying to fight it, we must adapt. Our response to the conflicted chaos is important. Chaos and conflict create the story. ​The concepts of chaos and conflict have led to "The Damaged and Broken Stories."Tales... Continue Reading →

Future of The Damaged and Broken Collection

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- -  “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which Iam currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. - “Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. - “A Father’s Son,” the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Blues, Sadness, Depression and Worse

For many, the holiday season is a joyous occasion. A time filled with fun, food and family. However, there are those for whom the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's is complete and unrelenting torment and torture. Sadly, many will take the occasion not to celebrate, but to attempt something they have thought about over... Continue Reading →

Please Purchase One Of The Damaged and Broken Stories

Creating A School Shooter   We can't escape the headlines of mass murders occurring in our schools. The very place where children are sent to be educated. The very place where they should be safe and free from danger.  Sadly, school shootings have become the new normal. These horrific crimes and events lead us to... Continue Reading →

Is Hemingway’s Theory of Omission Lost On A New Generation?

Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoon-fed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than automatons, regurgitating information and data as a demonstration of intelligence, now having difficulty grasping Papa's concept of omission as a means... Continue Reading →

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