One By One

Some things are routine like watching the morning sunrise top the tall pine trees, hearing the train whistle in the distance, and the sound of the songbirds singing like a heavenly choir.

Some things are spontaneous like my dog Buddy and me taking a long walk in the forest or spending whole days exploring the back roads and lost highways.  We talk often, Buddy and me, about writing and stories.  Buddy claims to be more poet than dog but that is just Buddy.

Some days writing seems unimportant when measured alongside the events happening in the world; yet, I know I can escape into a book and live safely within the story going wherever it may take me.

Both Buddy and I feel there is a need for that escape. As a writer, I still have a deepened desire to release the words and let them find what life they may.  I come here to this group sharing what I feel and hoping the stories touch my friends.  I come also to read what my friends share, often finding inspiration and comfort within their words and images.

This group of people, friends old and new, are the reason I write and I come also to be inspired.  The sign on the door always says OPEN.  We live in a moment where we need our friends and the comfort they bring to us.

We can’t go outside so come inside and visit us at Bizcatlyst 360° and be inspired.


Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
Awaken the possibilities … then unleash them. After 55 years of successful retail management, I have returned to my passion of writing. I write Poetry, Storytelling, and Short Stories. As a child, I grew up on front porch storytelling. I would sit and listen to my Dad and his brothers tell these great stories that were captivating, and I always wanted to hear more. I wanted to experience the things they talked about. I started writing at a young age and reading everything I could get my hands on. At twelve years old I started a storytelling group and several of my friends became writers or poets. At 16 I hopped box cars and worked the tobacco fields, orange groves, picked cotton, and spent many nights around a campfire listing to life stories. Someone once asked me why I wrote. It consumes an amazing amount of time and I assure you it is not going to make me rich. I write so that my children can touch and feel my words telling of the ones that came before us and the stories they told me. These are the chronicles of our family and even though they come from my childhood memories and are deeply rooted in a child’s remembrance at least they may feel what it was like in the time before them and cherish the things the elders left behind. I am a Columnist & Featured Contributor, BIZCATALYST360 and I have The Writers Café, a group on LinkedIn that features Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers, and Musicians . On Facebook I have two groups and one page; Dirt Road Storytelling, From Abandoned To Rescue Dogs And Cats, and About Life, Love And Living. As writers, it is true that we honestly do not know what we hold within us until we unleash it. When our words inspire others only then will inspiration return to the writer. I will spend my twilight years in search of the next story, the next poem, and the next image. I will take the time to enjoy my Wife, our Dogs, and Cats, and our amazing new home and I will always find the time to walk down a dirt road I truly hope is that I never have to read another book on Leadership, be on a conference call or see another plan o gram as these were the tool for what I did in life and not about who I am.

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  1. Thanks for sharing Larry. I think it’s more important than ever to write and share. As writers I don’t think we can stop if we wanted to. It helps to stay connected with friends. Keep writing and I will keep reading!