Category Archives: Thomas Wolfe

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

Fiercely Focus On Your Dream

Fiercely Focus On Your Dream By Richard Mabey Jr. Today I reviewed some of my notes that I had written, over the years, from some of my favorite philosophical thinkers and writers. This included: Claude Bristol who wrote the book, … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Chiropractic, Christianity, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Jack Floyd, Jesus, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Journal, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Thomas Wolfe, Troop 170, Wisdom | 1 Comment

When You Hit A Roadblock!

When you hit a roadblock; never, never, never give up! When You Hit A Roadblock! By Richard Mabey Jr. Life is tough. And, then sometimes life is very tough. Then, there are times when life is very, very tough. Then, … Continue reading

Posted in Determination, Dreams, Earl Hamner Jr., Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Life's Dreams, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom, Writer's Block | 3 Comments

The Old Tree Fort

A great old photo of myself in my old tree fort, in my youth. Please note the knotted rope that I’m holding in my right hand. You had to use the knotted rope to climb up to the higher platforms of … Continue reading

Posted in Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Old Books, The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Thank You, Thomas Wolfe

Thank You, Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Boonton High School, Chapel Hill School, Memory, Morris Canal, Spiritual Lesson, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Tribute to Penny

Tribute to Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. I remember when I first saw you, I thought you were out of my league. For in your eyes lied solemn and true, your beauty, charm and mystical intrigue.   O’ the afternoon … Continue reading

Posted in Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Healing, Humility, Kindness, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Spiritual Lesson, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Reflections of Thomas Wolfe

I am ever so grateful to Thomas Wolfe, for what he gave to us in his writings. Reflections of Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. Of late, I have been very little inspired. There is in me, most recently, a … Continue reading

Posted in Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom | Leave a comment