I am who I am, the product of a lifetime, shaped by experience and choices.

I am a Stoic at heart and a poet by nature.

Some of the poetry I post on this Blog is from a book I published a while ago, “Palette of Seasons”, but the majority is new as I try to write at least one piece every day.


Authors Note:

The idea for “Through The Cracked Window” came about as it became increasingly obvious that almost everyone has a very unique viewpoint of the world they live and function in. I am no exception.

With the onslaught of media, both commercial and social, we seem to be increasingly subjected to views of a world that have been passed through someone else’s filter, just like looking through, well, a cracked window. The view is often so twisted and distorted that it bears little resemblance to the original. However, the original remains, un-retouched, as it has always been.

We all live in our own worlds, a personal representation of the original and as unique as each individual. This is as it should be, most of the time, but…when we look through a cracked window for the first time we usually know what it is we are looking at, what the original view is and know that we are looking at a warped view. However, over time if we see the same image, each and every time we look out, we begin to believe the image to be the original and the truth is too often lost.

This site is simply my attempt to remember, that what is seen in the window is not always true but often someones else’s version of the truth, an attempt to see beyond the apparent and try to see the original.

This site is the view from “this” side of the cracked window while my other blog “Beyond The Cracked Window” is focused on remembering what is actually on the other side of that window.

Thank you for visiting…Stephen.



32 comments on “About

  1. Thank you again for following, or stopping by; I look forward to your post. Ann


  2. dcardiff says:

    Hi Stephen, thanks for stopping by my blog http://gottafindahome.wordpress.com

    I enjoy your philosophy and your poetry very much. I will look for your book “Palette of Seasons”. I’m sure I will enjoy it. ~ Dennis


  3. Nonso says:

    Hello Stephen, I love your opening sentence. I am who I am, the product of a lifetime, shaped by experience and choices. How true! We are products of what we see and believe.


  4. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.


  5. anna mosca says:

    Thank you for the follow, just know mine is a bilingual poetry blog, so if you get a notice about something written in Italian don’t give up, soon something in English will follow. Blessings and keep up the good work!


  6. anawnimiss says:

    Hello! I love reading your blog, and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Congratulations!
    Please check out this post for details: http://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/of-recognition/


  7. Wow. Intriguing. Thanks for “leading me” to your thoughts. Your work is really good, and I look forward to reading more. Truth is quite relative for sure, and our “belief” makes it true for us. I dig your perspective.


    • Thank you for the kind words. I am enjoying your site a great deal.

      I agree with you completely when you talk about the relativity of truth, it really is tricky. I have always thought, that to the believer, the truth may seem absolute and to another there may be the view that someone else’s truth falls along a gradient of opposing extremes.

      It would be nice if everyone could simply suspend their personal, and often myopic, view and look at unfiltered reality…


  8. oldmainer says:

    An interesting philosophy Stephen, since windows work both ways. Ironically, until recently, I used to post a piece each week to a local paper. My byline was “Through My Window”. I will be revisiting you to see what life looks like to you from both sides. Thanks for visiting my blog.


  9. Cha Annie says:

    Love the concept of looking through a cracked window!
    Great perspective, stay great! x ❤


  10. siterinadi says:

    Bula Stephen, thank you for following my blog. I enjoyed reading your work and I found them inspiring.


  11. Hi Stephen, I don’t know if you remember me, but I just wanted to say thank you, and wish you a Happy New Year! (You had a shoutout in this blog post, btw.)



  12. Great to hear from you perpetualadmin! Of course I remember you. You are very welcome my friend, and it is always a pleasure visiting your site. I am also deeply honored by the shoutout, sincerely, thank you. – Stephen


  13. Shery Alexander Heinis says:

    Hi Stephen – I appreciate your follow. I’m just exploring your blog. It’s very true that our perspectives can become quite warped, based on someone’s view of reality. Your poetry is quite interesting, philosophical. I look forward to reading further. Thank you!


  14. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I liked reading your thoughts…Yes I think you are a Watcher…. 🙂
    Take Care…You Matter…


  15. Noor says:

    Thank you for the follow! I think your ideas are brilliant.


  16. Hi Stephen, thank you for the follow, good to be across yours too, Vonita.


  17. Azul Zaffre says:

    Wow, I like this–makes me think I’ve been looking through the cracked window too long.


    • I think we may all have been looking too long.


      • Azul Zaffre says:

        So, assuming the crack is repaired–like new–and we look again, what’s next?


      • The crack is really our cultural, educational, and other imprinting we receive throughout life. Of course all of this tilts, or distorts, the way we see reality. To completely repair, or step through, the metaphorical window requires leaving all that baggage behind. The so called search for awakening, the path, or whatever you like to call it. Of course all of that is just another goal to achieve and gets us no where. So…eventually we sometimes find it was so close that we couldn’t see it, it is always right in front of us in the moment, not the past or future, but right now.


      • Azul Zaffre says:

        Interesting–thanks for taking time to respond.


  18. Azul Zaffre says:

    Do you still have a link to your other blog–“Beyond…”?


  19. drikus says:

    Wonderful site. Inspiring site that calms.


  20. whileiwalk says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I am glad I found yours. Looking forward to walking with you


  21. blindzanygirl says:

    I love what you have written here. Looking forward to reading more


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