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'BETWEEN THE CRACKS'... a new adventure/thriller explores the compelling, and ofttimes devastating, nature of deception. THE MONUMENTAL JOURNEY SERIES....... A Monumental Journey (3rd edition) - In Search of the First Tribe - The Underground River - Beyond Understanding...

    
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Birth Place: Chicago, IL 

Accomplishments: A new adventure/thriller, BETWEEN THE CRACKS, is available now. August 2007 Richard was nominated for a 2008 PUSHCART PRIZE by the Mississippi Crow Magazine. Richard was awarded 2007 BEST NEW FICTION at CST (for his first three novels) and also 2006 WRITER OF THE YEAR @thewritingforum.net ... Richards poetry and poetic-prose has been featured on/in Poetry Life and Times, Artvilla, the Taj Majal Review, Hardy Alpha 1, ChristianStoryTeller, the Mississippi Crow Magazine, the Path Magazine, and also in varied anthologies, compendiums, and e-zines. Richard's work is currently in over 35,000 data bases and outlets. Richard's other novels include: A Monumental Journey… In Search of the First Tribe… The Underground River… Beyond Understanding. All four are in the Monumental Journey Series.

Richard has been privileged to travel extensively throughout the USA, the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada, the Yukon Territories, Kodiak Island, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, and Glacier Bay, in Alaska, the Azorean Archipelagoes, and throughout Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Holland... Richard and his wife, Michele, have been avid adventurers and, when time permits, still enjoy exploring the Laguna Mountains, the Cuyamaca Mountains, the High Deserts in Southern California, the Eastern Sierra's, the Dixie National Forest, the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastlines, and the "Four Corners" region of the United States.

Richard designed, constructed, and operated a MIDI Digital Recording Studio - TAYLOR and GRACE - from 1995 - 2002. For seven years he diligently fulfilled his own musical visions and those of others. Richard personally composed, and multi-track recorded, over 500 compositions during this time and has two completed CD’s to his personal credit: WHAT LOVE HAS DONE and THE PATH. Both albums were mixed and mastered by Steve Wetherbee, founder of Golden Track Studios in San Diego, California. Richard retired from music after performing professionally for fifteen years and seven years of recording studio explorations. He works, now, at one of San Diego's premier historical sites, as a Superintendent. Richard is also a carpenter and a collector of classic books, and books long out of print.

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Day-by-day,
purposing to live healthy and sane,
creatively pure, honestly, without pretense,
Loving someone with no concealment or deception
(I have learned) is accomplishment enough.
Everything else bears a likeness
to baubles on a bracelet...

Still... there's nothing wrong with accomplishments and good works. But establishing ones credibility from a list of past attainments seems antithetic to what creative accomplishment is about. Which (for me personally) is purposing to move forward, undaunted, expectantly, on the edge of a breaking wave, honorably and honestly, into what has not yet been discovered. And then there's being painfully honest with yourself. Yes! That.... Ending pretending. Casting off the old prejudices. Casting off the old boots. Reconfiguring the way input is expounded upon. Letting old seasons find rest. Moving away from what has run its course, and, cutting down and stumping what has never really produced fruit and using it as fertilizer for something else. It seems inevitable that when writers, or artistic types, allow themselves to be defined by former successes, or failures, they lose their edge, their verve, their purity, and end up as mere shadows of a past season. Some never grow forward. They prefer to tread water in stagnant ponds.
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1. "Don't be too preoccupied with impressing, with being relevant, or with sounding profound. As each blossom of the field, (and every other living thing in nature) has its own color and shape and fragrance, so does the heart of a writer and a poet. When you write from your true source, with all your heart and mind and soul, you will touch those that you are meant to touch."

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2. "There is an inescapable and humorous irony associated with pursuing authorship and poetic invention. One must be deeply introspective to reveal the gift, ferociously disciplined to develop the gift, diligent and fearless to display the gift, and forever hopeful that upon the revealing there is understanding and acceptance."

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3. "Nothing of worth ever seems to be accomplished without enduring more than we think is necessary."

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4. "The faith of a child can accept immeasurably more than the greatest intellect can ever refute."

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5. "Within the ambit of one's potential imagination will prosper only when what is sought is first visualized, and then realized through earnest supplication, and the unwearied discipline of patience."

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6. "It seems inevitable that when writers, or artistic types, allow themselves to be defined by former successes, or failures, they lose their edge, their verve, their purity, and end up as mere shadows of a past season. Some never grow forward. They prefer to tread water in stagnant ponds."

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7. "There is a kind of emptiness in life that is undeniably palpable. And no matter how strong we become, or what we have, or dream of having, or have accomplished, or dream of accomplishing, this fact remains ensconced in the fabric of our being to remind us that on this level of existence we are incomplete and always in need of something we cannot give ourselves; a daily in-filling of the Most High's Spirit. Always I am thankful for those moments when the absence of false hope and depression allow an exhilarating state of focus and optimism to co-exist together in a rich harmonious balance that produces the kind of life that blesses another."

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8. "Denying the Risen Christ is like a leaf on a limb denying the roots"

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9. "Protect your heart and your gift of words will flourish."

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It’s this place
I find myself in now,
Past the youth markers,
And the resilient greener grass once
Buoyant beneath the cleats of ball chasers
rlc
     



Books

Between the Cracks by richard lloyd cederberg
An adventure/thriller......
  

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NEW THIRD EDITION available now @richardlloydcederberg.com by richard lloyd cederberg
SURGICALLY RE-WRITTEN and CONDENSED Feb-May 2013... A MONUMENTAL JOURNEY - OUR JOURNEY BEGINS is an adventure mystery historical fiction novel that follows a young mans journey (with friends) to find Truth, happiness, purpose, and a long lost Norse tribe....
  

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In Search of the First Tribe by richard lloyd cederberg
Sixty-seven days after departing Flores Island in Europe’s westernmost waters, the schooner Heimdall and her stalwart crew has finally arrived at the mysterious Isla Socorro in the Revillagigedo Archipelagoes. The discoveries they make are astounding. Anders “the Norse” Vildarsen, a descendant from the original Viking voyage, joins the crew, and together they continue their search for the First Tr...
  

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The Underground River by richard lloyd cederberg
Forced to put the schooner Heimdall into dry-dock for repairs and modifications, the crew chooses to holiday in Southern Utah so they can rendezvous with the Professor, a brilliant confidant from Rabat. What he shares at the summit stuns the crew and changes their plans. Now, instead of sailing north to Montague Island, four of the crew will travel to a hidden base in Taroudant Morocco for secret ...
  

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Beyond Understanding by richard lloyd cederberg
In this fourth and final installment the intrepid crew is taken to the limits of their endurance as they brave a subterranean world filled with dangers and bizarre wonders. When Thurid’s warriors are defeated the crew frees the Grettig family from captivity and all embark together on a vast sea inhabited by incredible creatures. Weeks later, from evidence on three parchments found in a m...
  

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A Monumental Journey - first edition cover by richard lloyd cederberg
ONLY POSTERS OF THE COVER ARE AVAILABLE...
  

 



Short Stories

Penelope and Peter bond; she enjoys a Cuban Cigar
 by richard lloyd cederberg
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis... ...


Doorway...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
In memory… 1952-2014...


high desert winds...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
FLASH NON-FICTION. Image: 'Dante's View', taken in Death Valley, California...


asylum...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Flash-fiction...


a small safe vessel...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
For Alex and Jill ... congratulations on your recent art exhibition! ...


sandcastles...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
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a reluctant letter (because I care)
 by richard lloyd cederberg
You've forced our hands because you won't disclose where you're living......


therapy session ... 1
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Flash Fiction - a satirical look at the juxtaposition between what's said, and what's meant ... The first in the THERAPY SESSION series ______________________________...


Instead of...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
In memory......


deaf and blind...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
WARNING: There is a certain kind of intensity in this piece that may offend some. So be it. From ardent love, to abject hatred, the pendulum can swing wide, at times, in human interaction. ...


seagulls and angels...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
For Michele Elizabeth... ...


mountain magic ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
holiday in southwestern colorado... image: micheles victory ...


It All Began ....
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Dedicated to another victim ... Taken from the 'Norwegian Files'...


steadfast and focused with discernment
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Essay...


water, people, and six foot catfish...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
essay ... image: lake vallecito colorado...


from Lapland, love to you ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Image: garrett richard, (my son) chillin' on our way up to Cuyamaca Peak...


the doctor suggested psychoanalysis ... 2
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Flash Fiction - second episode in the THERAPY SESSION series...


if only i had a magic wand
 by richard lloyd cederberg
When an ugly controlling spirit gets ahold of someone, not only does their personality change for the worse, but they also ruin all the good they have created around them....


knuckle down slave ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
beware of voices mongering half-truths ... ...


contrary souls ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
it's amazing what transpires when two people get past their egos and really communicate - true story!...



Poetry

Withdrawn...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Ekphrastic poetry done with Triolets. 'Artless on a raging sea'......


that morning along the mezzanine...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
A poetic-prose ‘day in the life’ scenario. ...


a season of singing...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Life has no rewinds, and it has no forwards, it evolves at its own pace. We have only each moment glistening in our hand as a jewel, and melting like a snowflake. ...


Christmas (hope)
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Contemporary Haibun... ...


mismatched envelopes...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
‘Living has taught me to avoid asking the one suffering how they feel. Instead, I allow myself to become wounded, as they are, to see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and feel with their hearts;...


descent down a dark hole (laughing)
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Poetic-prose. Regarding the creative types, or gifted minds, who compromise their honor and artlessness for ephemeral glory....


Hail Caesar...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Satiric philosophic prose. ...


I'll bid thee farewell...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
French in origin, and likely dating back to the 13th century, the TRIOLET is a short poem of eight lines with only two rhymes used throughout. The requirements of this fixed form are straigh...


(both) the life and beat of dreams...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
The intensity and focus of two together distancing themselves from the herd... Remembering our struggles, over the years, against the odds. ...


with all manner of fearful brooding...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Sometimes it takes a debilitating injury for a soul to honestly examine their life and purpose. To effectively pierce the pall of pretense, that often accompanies creative individualism, is to see how...


it was more than I deserved...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
With a grateful heart... Writing what is freely given in the broken silences... ...


the tale of the Whaleshead ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
A story-poem written with a bit 'a Scots parlance. For all the David Balfour of Shaws, and Alan Breck Stewart types in this world. ...


your pure white sands...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
For Michele Elizabeth. Celebrating 14 years of marriage....


another moment of respite...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Ekphrasis… A literary or poetic description of, or commentary on, an image or a visual work of art. ...


with no wavering or fear...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Considering the struggles of those who forged paths before us sometimes allows us to understand, and even clarify, our own challenges and struggles in the here and now. For the unsung who remain only ...


among the draymen and dicers ...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Soul-searching and purging ... "Draymen and dicers" is a phrase taken from the allegorical novel ‘Siddhartha’ by Herman Hesse. They are types of workers that grind daily to survive....


alone in a desert...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
The things I carry each waking-hour are my thoughts. They are the only weight. My thoughts are a blessing and a friend, or they rip at me savagely and condemn me. My thought-processes constantly deter...


unraveling...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Personal observations...


a forever that never arrived...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
remembering an uncommonly gifted friend......


of all that remains fruitless...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
thoughts about the insanity escalating in the Middle East and in other parts of the world. Composed in a train of 5-7-5-7-7's...


in an odd state of melancholic un-belonging...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Not a fuzzy-bubble write. The accounts given in the second stanza are from my immediate and extended family. Encouraging poetry and poetic-prose as art....


the Bay Cafe'
 by richard lloyd cederberg
While dining out one evening the ambiance and culinary enjoyment my wife and I had anticipated was effectively overshadowed by the drama unfolding at an adjacent table. Observational satire....


in light of our own inadequacies...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard...


an incomplete view...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
“The Truth is a snare: you cannot have it without being caught. You cannot have the Truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.” Soren Kierkegaard “How ...


a bridge between souls...
 by richard lloyd cederberg
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” H...



Articles

Is your literary work being exploited?
 by richard lloyd cederberg
Is your work being exploited in the schemes of global literary procurers? You decide! ...



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underwater photo:  G4SHP.jpg MY STRUGGLES ARE UNIQUE, AND AT TIMES HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE and DEBILITATING. BUT THEY ARE COMMON TO MAN. TAKE JOY... AND NEVER GIVE UP, BECAUSE: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1st Corinthians 2:9

 
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