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Breath Catch... | Because there are moments in life that catch our breath…

About the 'Breath Catch' Journal

This website is a journal to discuss and share thoughts, concepts and ideas. It is centered around the moments in life that make us catch our breath, causing us all to occasionally stand back and at other times to look closer. The articles presented here are the inspirations of Michael Delaware, creative writer and published author.

Creative Ideas

The journal is about creative ideas and new ways to look at the word. It embraces creative thinking, writing and unbridled imagination.


The Author has a compassion for helping animals. Portions of the proceeds from this website go to help animal shelters and sanctuaries in the U.S.


Inspirational content is what we continually search for to evoke new ways to look at the problems the modern civilization that surrounds us.

Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming loneliness…  Have you ever had to deal with this to such a degree that it is akin to a daily haunting of your soul? Overcoming loneliness can be a very difficult hill to climb, and it can be very difficult to deal with for many.  Man is a social…

The Great Horned Owl

My Encounter with a Great Horned Owl

Owls are one of the most fascinating bird in nature.  A majority of the species of owl are primarily nocturnal hunters, best known for their ability to see prey in the dark.  However, if you have ever trekked through the woods after dark and heard one, you might have been…


All-Natural Health Benefits of Beets

Beets are one of those foods that might surprise you with their hidden All-Natural health benefits.  Beets can help lower blood pressure, in a matter of hours.  There was once a study done where candidates drank beet juice, and their blood pressure has fallen by as much as 4-5 points….

Grocery Store

Why be Quiet at the Grocery Store?

Why by quiet at the grocery store? Why is everyone so somber or intently quiet at the grocery store, with perhaps the exception of  the occasional child who wants to pressure their mother for a cereal or candy?  The next time you walk around the grocery store, observe people.  Some…

Maya Angelou

I will miss you Maya Angelou

Today the news came out that Maya Angelou passed away in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86.  She was perhaps most famous for her bestseller autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings‘ as well as many other inspirational writings.  She was a mentor for Oprah Winfrey, and…


What was your favorite baseball movie?

Favorite Baseball Movies Some of the best sports movies of all time are baseball movies.  I tend to find I gravitate towards movies that romanticize baseball, and I never tire of watching them.  Perhaps my earliest favorite baseball movies were ‘The Natural‘ with Robert Redford, and ‘Field of Dreams‘ with…

Imagine the chains that would fall away if one realized they were truly immortal?

Living the Magic: A Walk on the Lighter Side

We spend our days walking through this world with our daily trappings and responsibilities, but quite often we forget to live.  In early spring while it was still cold outside, and the winter seemed like it would never end I wrote and published a short book entitled ‘Living the Magic: A…


My Year in 2013

Life goes on.  Living acts as the tides of change.  Looking back over the year I have had a lot of changes professionally, personally and as a writer in 2013. Professionally I sold many houses as a Realtor.  I also evaluated a lot of real estate for banks as well…


This Day in History – December 31st

As the old year closes out, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at today and see what events happened on the last day of the year in history. One might assume that this day was always one filled with cheer and celebration, and although there is…


Winter River View in Michigan

Today when I was traveling around a little North from where I live I came across some wonderful conditions again for photography.  Taking some time to admire the beauty, I thought I would share this image with my blog readers as it to me was worth it.


The Beauty of Christmas 2013

Yesterday on Christmas Eve my wife and I took a drive and spent several hours just taking photos of the beauty around us.  Earlier in the week there had been an ice storm, and the days that followed were peppered with snowfall.  On Christmas Eve the clouds left for awhile,…


My Journey as an Author in 2013

In the past year I have not written as much as I wanted to this blog.  The main reason is that I have been busy with releasing books I had been working on for quite some time.  I decided to dedicate a good portion of this year to producing and…