A New Light, A New Day

Wow, so here we are, my own real web page and our first real blog. Where to start? I have been writing for years, I used to keep an active blog on Myspace. Does anybody remember Myspace? Shesh, I am old right. After that, I got a Live Journal, I admit no one ever read that but not because I wasn’t interesting. I barely ever posted. I always kept a journal growing up, too. My first “diary” I was eleven. I loved writing, would write stories and poetry as a kid.
We have started The Shade of Writing as a Shadow’s Lair family venture. The Shadow’s Lair Family is a family of two dads and two kids, not to unusual. We love to travel, and will post about our travels, everyday lives, fantasy writings, and just a general hodgepodge of things. We also have a goal to one day own a family farm and shop. We will use this blog to update our progress on this goal. For those of you who found this after following the Shadow’s Lair for years, thank you for your continued support. If this is your first time reading our writing, welcome and thank you. Feel free to follow us on Patreon.


Left to Right Cera, Jayson, Damien, Aaron, 2011 Maryland Hiking trip


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By Damien Knight

I have to be cautious,
my heart is glass
surrounded by brick
encased in a vault
of bitterness.

I have to be cautious,
my ego an animal
caged in arrogance
to hide my ignorance
and self consciousness.

I have to be cautious
I can’t let you see
how I’m falling
but you are different
breaking my walls.

I hate being cautious!
I just want this!
Sledgehammer the years
and give in to you.
and see you glow


The Dog is Home!

After all these years I finally have my dog. A few years ago we handed or Alaskan Klee Kai over to my mother in law while our traveler Aaron lived in Korea. We still do not have a fence. Cera would like you all to help her get Nana a fence.  #kleekai


Nana’s Fence Fund

Donate here to help us build a fence for our Alaskan Klee Kai, Nana, to come home.