Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences


with 18 comments

May you discover something you value in your visit here. You can expect to find random creative non-fiction and a variety of word-play compositions scattered about, as well as chronicles of various adventures in which I partake. I generally intend to direct my writing to a global audience, but anticipate the majority of regular returning readers will be those of you who already know me well. Time will tell whether the subject and level of detail in what I write will adapt to reflect that or not.

You can navigate to specific posts I’ve published by clicking the days of the Calendar on the right side of this window. I hope you will find time to hunt around a bit.

Ultimately, the content will become a collection of whatever it is I find myself compelled to write about, mixed with some ramblings composed somewhere in my past. A combination of my perspective on anything and everything as well as narration of experiences of mine and a few others.

I expect it all to be relative to something, and hopefully, more often than not for someone who is reading, something relative.

Written by johnwhays

March 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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  1. Fun read! Sending thanks for the cookie tin and the fact that good neighbors make the challengs of life a bit more manageable. Happy 2016 to all the Hayes’s (Not sure about this plural attempt).

    T walker

    January 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you! You are welcome for the cookie tin. Enjoy it with many delectable treats.
      We think plural Hays (no “e” in our surname) would be Hayses. We are blessed to be making new connections with neighbors and their extended families!


      January 1, 2016 at 5:17 pm

  2. JW……… still using the old crimpers from PHI !!!???


    February 5, 2010 at 8:20 am

    • Have even sent them in for calibration and they are still in spec! …the ones that haven’t broken.


      February 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

  3. Think “MACARONI” 🙂
    “They” say that to laugh and sing each day, you will have less stress in your life. We need to do more things with John W Hays!


    June 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

  4. Now I totally feel terrible everytime I see my bike just hanging in the garage.

    What a great summer you’ve had already.


    June 22, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    • Hmmm. If you wanna put those tires back on the road (or bike path) sometime, I’d be open to creating our own little adventure some evening or weekend… Gary won’t let me have any more days off now for a very long while.


      June 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

  5. Hi John, Two great trips! I can’t figure out how to get the Nepal pics, I’m not very tech savy

    Nancy O

    June 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm

  6. We are looking forward to your return home and to hear all about your travels. Loved reading all your written materials.

    Marie and Fred

    Marie and Fred

    April 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

  7. Great excitement! This will be fun…will share with Artie as well.

    Nancy O

    March 31, 2009 at 8:16 am

  8. Hi, John W.
    I am happy to be “going” to Nepal through your eyes & written experience of it all. Thanks for including me. I love singing with you & now I get to read your mind, too! Looking forward to June & the great route & days that are in store for us!! Mary Vaya con Dios!

    Mary Swanstrom

    March 30, 2009 at 6:25 pm

  9. John,
    I’m so excited for your trip. And really happy to get invited to this site. Looking forward to news, but even more looking forward to your thoughts, observations, and insights. Barry


    March 29, 2009 at 7:47 pm

  10. Hey John,
    Looks like you’ve found a great outlet for all that creativity that’s been clogging up your head. You have such a unique and in depth take on even the simplest of things in your world that I am interested in how you will process (and report on) something as huge as climbing a mountain. We will be following along with interest. Bon voyage to you and our mutual friend Gary.


    March 26, 2009 at 9:32 pm

  11. How wonderful, I get to go to the Himalayas anyhow.
    Thanks for taking me along John and have a safe trip!!

    Steve R

    March 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

  12. I’m so glad to be invited to this little window on your world. You’ve always had a way with words and an interesting take on things along with a self-editing capability that makes me a little jealous.


    March 26, 2009 at 9:08 am

  13. John: Looking forward to reading of your Himalayan exploits here in about a month, hopefully. Take care over there, be safe, have fun and take LOTS of photos. I’ll be trekking vicariously with you. Rich and fam…

    Rich G

    March 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm

  14. JW,
    Always enjoyed your works of pen and paper.
    Looking forward to your posts.
    Travel safe.


    March 25, 2009 at 6:59 am

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