Day: November 22, 2017

365 Challenge: Day 255 – Harvest

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Harvest: the process or period of gathering in crops


In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, today’s word is ‘harvest,’ which isn’t too far off from Nel’s guess of ‘cornucopia’ yesterday — very close!

Fall is my favorite season. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s mostly due to the wonderful smells in the air, whether it’s food, drink, flowers or leaves. The thought of pulling together the fall harvest has always fascinated me, whether it was crops on farms, apples in orchards or grapes to make wine. It is one of those parts of life that we often forget the importance of, or the amount of work it takes to put all the final products into our hands or on our tables. To think of the strides we’ve made in the last few hundred years is amazing. From the pilgrims to the colonial times, the Industrial Revolution and the modernization of techniques, the harvest is one of the most important elements around us.

I didn’t grow up on a farm, nor would I even know how or where to begin managing one, yet I feel like it would have been a good life for me. One day, I will end up on Roda’s Indigo Acres to try my hand at farming. Ryder would love it. All the fresh foods, making things with my own two hands, delivering and donating to others who need sustenance… it sounds amazing, and that’s just the initial thoughts of things like ‘Farm to Table’ or ‘Artisanal’. It’s truly a craft. I give thanks today to anyone and everyone working in this industry. If you do, tell me all about it; I’d love to hear your favorite parts and experiences. One more day until Thanksgiving… that’ll be an easy 365 Daily Challenge word.


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour BONUS News & Winners

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The Watching Glass Shatter book blog tour came to an end yesterday. It was an amazing 16-Day blogging phenomena, and I’m grateful to everyone who participated. A few updates from this week to announce:

Favorite Character Poll

Blog Tour Posts

Giveaway Winner

  • Jina @ Author Inspirations hosted a GIVEAWAY for a free e-copy of the book on 11/20. The winner is Ann Marie Palladino. Both Jina and I have sent her a copy of the book. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for entering.

Book Club Mom Interview

Bonus Blog Tour Special Post

  • Rae from Powerful Women Readers was our bonus stop on the blog tour. Check out one of my favorite person’s thoughts on the book, then spend some time on her site to see all the great content she and a group of fantastic ladies have posted.
  • WATCHING GLASS SHATTER by James J. Cudney: A Review