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How Did we Get Here?


It has been said, that if you put a frog in a pan of cool water, and then slowly raise the temperature, they will eventually boil to death. Why is that? Changes can be subtle and unnoticed. Accepted as normal even. And then… like the warming water in the pan… it’s too late. The world has changed. Are we so different from the hapless frog?

‘How Did We Get Here?’ is a glimpse into the lives of a few people whose paths cross as their worlds are swept along by events beyond their control. Like the flash flood of a summer monsoon across the desert, events grab people just trying to live their lives. These events toss them about as they try to make sense of it all, as they try to find a safe place to land. People are different, we react differently to the sane event. Some lament the lost past, some search for a new future, some find new romance, some hang on to lifelong love, some find action…

They all find a changed world.

“Tell me your secret or I’ll never let you go.”

He held her tighter. “I’ll never crack.”


Roberto dove for the ground as pieces of cactus blew off around him.


“… we don’t know how to die.”


Franz stood up firm and strong as his gaze bored into Mark’s eyes. “And how long can they just keep throwing something together before it really breaks?”

Available on Amazon: How Did We Get Here?






Posted March 28, 2014 by Julien

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