Category Archives: Creative Writing

Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story, “True Brothers” first appeared as a syndicated story in the pages of the old Lincoln Park Journal, back in 1987. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Two Brothers” was a continuing saga, that I wrote, … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Hamner Jr., Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Indian Motorcycle, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

A Tribute to Blackie of Knothe Farms

A photo of Blackie and I. A Tribute to Blackie of Knothe Farms By Richard Mabey Jr. Blackie was a dear, sweet elderly cat of Knothe Farms in Randolph, New Jersey. Blackie was one of the best hunting cats I … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Blackie Knothe, Creative Writing, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Knothe Farm, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Love one another, Memory, NJ, Spiritual Lesson, The Unexplained, Wisdom | 4 Comments

The Golden Opportunity

“The Model A Car Model” story, which appeared on the Editorial Page of the Independent News was a major breakthrough for me. Truly, a golden opportunity. The Golden Opportunity By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 2001, a golden opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Acts of Kindness, Ad Agency, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Cold Hearted Ad Agency, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Humility, Independent News, Journalism, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Little One, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, The Independent News, The Model A Model, Wisdom | Leave a comment

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

The Boy Scout Oath. On My Honor, I Will Do My Best By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, I took a long, hard look in the mirror. I honestly asked myself, “what have I done with my life?” I’m serious. At … Continue reading

Posted in 1970, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Chemistry, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Humility, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Penny, Television, Troop 170, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Day at the Big Comic Book Show

Yours truly with Spider-Man at the big comic book show. My Day at the Big Comic Book Show By Richard Mabey Jr. It was a great day at the big comic book show yesterday. I have not been to a … Continue reading

Posted in Avengers, Batman, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Comic Book Show, Comic Books, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Humility, Joe Peace, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Nostalgia, Old Books, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | Leave a comment

Journey to Truth

Journey to Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The long, enduring journey to truth, begins at precious childhood, and then through trials of youth, a gentle sapling among the wild wood.   This sacred call, this inner voice, guides us all … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Poetry, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Reflections of My Days at the Ad Agency

Reflections of My Days at the Ad Agency By Richard Mabey Jr. From my mid to late forties, I worked at a major advertising agency in their editorial department. I worked my way up from being a Proofreader to being … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Agency, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Inc., Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments