charlie tagged posts

From a song he’d once sung

November 3, 2016 psychologyWriting  No comments

SPOILER ALERT: from this point on, I will be examining Running to Stand Still in-depth. If you haven’t read it yet, and don’t want it spoiled for you, stop reading now.“Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into the deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Charlie has been looking back at that note on the table for the past nine years. And just like Jamie, everything he does, everything he is, is marked by that moment. It is his most defining characteristic.

Now, being left by your wife and the mother of your children may or may not constitute a legitimate traumatic event. But it is the moment that has defined his life ever since she left. And so, just as people stay stuck in trauma, he is stuck in the

Read More

Character Profile: Charlie’s musical influences

July 28, 2016 Writing  One comment


Something Inside by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (August Rush -  I heart that movie so hard)click pictures to hear music 


This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (August Rush)


I Saw by Matt Nathanson 


Fall Apart by Garrett Hedlund (Lullaby)


If you want more music - Running to Stand Still playlist


Up next: Jamie and Nate's mom, Amy


Until next time, farewell & may your life never cease to be filled with wonder and curiosity. 

Read More

Character Profile: Charlie

July 21, 2016 Writing  2 comments

Charlie BensonJamie’s Dad

46 years oldDOB: September 12, 1965

Lean angular faceBlack hair with some gray, dark brown, gray eyesLean, tall body with compact muscles – boxes at gym with Jacob6’0”Scruffy goatee most of the timeBoth ears pierced, small silver hoops

Wears big chunky, silver rings & black leather cuff Brantley Gilbert style Wears his and Amy’s wedding bands on silver chain around his neckGenerally wears blue or black jeans with black boots, simple t-shirts, sometimes plaid, sometimes jean jacket 



1.) Take care of his family

longs deeply for his kids to be better than him – wants them to get more out of life than he has, wants to

Read More