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Thursday, August 9, 2018

#ThursdayThoughts with David Arp (AKA Boo Riley)

Good Morning!

Well, you're in for another treat as I, once again bring you a new-to-me author to share some thoughts with us.....

When I see a family—parents and children—in passing, I watch the children. Are they clinging to each other? Are they walking apart from Mom and Dad? Do they make eye contact with strangers or, more importantly, with their parents? I didn’t used to look at kids in this manner, not until I began writing “Me and Jake”, and looked back some events in my life.

Siblings fight because they are comfortable in their relationship and they know that the love is unconditional. They’ll never leave each other. Call your brother names. Tell your mom you hate her. They’ll forgive you. The love of/from family is the closest to God’s unconditional love as you can experience in this lifetime.

On the other side of that coin: “Never treat a friend like family. They don’t have to put up with you.”

It’s not always true, but siblings who cling to each other and never fight are uncomfortable in a relationship with someone, somewhere. Whether divorce, parents fighting, abuse, or any number of questionable circumstances that causes them to guard and cherish the only relationship they know they can count on for comfort and stability.

 It’s been said that a man’s home is his castle and so it is. To some it might be a prison too.

David Arp (AKA Boo Riley) was born in Arizona, raised in Texas, and lives in Colorado. He’s 60, but has only spent half of the past 40 years at home. The other half he traveled and worked the oilfields of the world, from the deserts of the Middle East to the vast oceans offshore. When he’s not busy on a drilling rig, he spends his time writing, floating a river in his raft fly fishing, horseback, or hunting. Find out more about David by visiting his Website and connecting with him on Facebook. David's book, Me and Jake is available now at Pelican Book Group and Amazon in Ebook and Print!

Thank you so much David for sharing with us. We wish you the best of luck and God's blessings with your new book.

Hope you enjoyed today's post as much as I did and that you'll stop by regularly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Jacqueline Seewald said...


Since my two sons often argued with each other growing up, I like your point of view.

Dave Arp said...

Jacqueline, I had two brothers. We were very comfortable in our relationships. Mom threatened to build a ring and and sell tickets to out spats.

Diane Burton said...

My kids used to fight like crazy. As adults now, they have a great relationship. I love seeing that.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

The pinnacle of the car fights was "he looked at me." Congratulations!

Dave Arp said...

Diane Burton and Vicki Batman - thanks for stopping by. Blessings.