About the poet

My work story began days before my 21st birthday, when I decided to join the United States Air Force (USAF). That one decision, albeit the biggest one to date, gave me the confidence and tools to work in a myriad of occupations.

I second guessed my decision to join the USAF every morning, when in basic training, the training instructor barged into our bay at 4:45 AM, banging two metal trash can lids together and yelling every expletive you can imagine.

I survived basic training and served one enlistment term. Doing so, gave me a front row seat to learn about leadership and discipline, while arming me with a skill in finance.

In my day job following my military service, I worked in nearly every level of government (city, county and federal). And In my night job, I dabbled in many side projects, primarily, teaching and writing.

In 2008, I began adjunct online teaching at CCCOnline, Rio Salado College and University of Phoenix. In this role as a college professor, I began to see the power of words and how they can move someone to achieve their goals.

And so, my passion for writing was born. First, came the business writing. Followed by the inspirational poetry that is now published on this site.

I enjoy the feeling of encouraging others.

Books I published

Book About Online Learning

In 2014, I authored and self-published What to Expect When You Enroll in An Online Class: Tips & Tricks from an Online Professor (2014).

This book is a guide for students new to online learning, in which I provide tips and tricks from an online professors perspective.

Poetry Book About Love

As I wrote more and more poetry, I got the itch to write a poetry book. And in 2017, I self-published Upon a Moonlight Kiss. With a revision completed in 2019.

Inspired by the love of my life, this book of love poetry contains 80+ poems to express my profound love for her. It’s A perfect anniversary gift for a wife from a husband!

Josh on a personal level

I’ve provided the professional version of myself, now, I’m going to divulge who I am on a personal level.

I began writing about love because of my children and now, my wife. I needed a way to release these deep down feelings of wanting, of yearning, of missing my children. Poetry became my escape.

Though, at the time of this writing, they are too young to understand, they will one day read my feelings about them during my darkest hours.

I’ve failed many times at relationships and jobs, the result is a well of thoughts and feelings that fill the inner most parts of me. Poetry allows me to let it all out.

I love all professional sports and actively play basketball. I love competition and creating. I enjoy deep thinking and having a good time with song and drink.