unnamed“Jazz is a remarkable story that will stay with you long after you read it.”Katie Jennings

Hi guys,

So I’ve decided to offer my stories and novels as part of an e-book bundle.


“I completely fell in love with Cristian Mihai’s beautiful way of writing.”Emma Snow


The e-book bundle contains 4 novelsone novella, 4 short stories, a compilation of essays on art and writing, and a compilation of short stories written with Anca Dunavete.

It costs only $6.99 (I know, a bargain) and can be purchased here. It’s available in Kindle, EPUB, and PDF formats, so you can read them with any e-reader or smart phone or even on your computer.


“Simply written, simply expressed, it is a gem of a book […]”F.J. Schurr

Mihai’s writing style is very accessible and does not suffer from the didactic or dry tone that some non-fiction works display. Even if you do not agree with all of his insights, and he is clear (happy even) that you might not, the prose demonstrates that his approach has worked for him. – Dave Higgins

“For such a young writer, Cristian Mihai shows amazing promise with Jazz.” – Britt Skrabanek

“C’est beau; c’est tout simplement beau.” – Daphnée Kwong Waye

Who are you?

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.” – Martha Grimes

Who are you? What defines you as a person? What qualities do you possess? But what about flaws? What do you want most in life? What are you afraid of the most?

If only it were so simple to answer those questions. A person is the sum total of all his experiences until the present moment. Experiences and reactions to those experiences. Not only the story, but the change that accompanied said story.

What I’m really trying to say is that we change. We become more and more what the world wants us to be, or we become more and more who we want to be. Either way, we change.

But I strenuously believe that we must set our own course, that we must aspire to be the kind of person we’d love to meet, even though it’s no easy task.

In the face of adversity

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”Bill Gates

I believe that we learn a lot more from failure than we ever do from success. While the latter has the tendency of getting to your head, failure keeps one’s motivation strong. Or at least it should.

How you handle failure defines you more than the way you handle success. How you manage to get up tells more about your character than the way you behave after you’ve gotten up. Continue reading

Eighteen days…

Hi guys,

Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to raise enough funds for me to go to the endodontist on the 30th. So far, with 18 days left in the campaign, we still have $930 left to raise.

If you can afford to and want to help me out, you can do so by donating any amount you see fit here.

The Hip of Catching You

Originally posted on a sort of romance:

This other contoured reality

where lips glide softly

across the tip of silence

and the heavenly nape

of a secret perfidy of time

that allows rickshaw laden streets

to umbrella with a perfect drizzle

of aligned diamond tears…

as the waves swell beneath

an overdue exploration

of light licentious fingertips…

this dance of surrounding water

indulges a curved image

of deep toned colors

snared through a thread

of a thousand postcard years.

This is the final post for this site. Thank you for following along…for entertaining the thought…for reading, liking…all of the much appreciated and valued commentary.

Although this is the final post for this site…I will continue to post and write here:


In addition I wanted to share this very surreal event in my life…my first published novel. I do hope you’ll be kind enough share this post. Many thanks:)

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on the advice of Nick’s father

Originally posted on therobynbirdsnest:

Whenever I begin to compare my life to that of someone else, I’m reminded of Nick Carraway’s line at the beginning of Gatsby: In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.”

I’m using the concept rather loosely, less in the way Fitzgerald intended and more along the lines of considering each of us comes from a different place. It has nothing really to do with having, or the lack of “advantages”, and everything to do with point of view.
Each of us is raised with a certain set of values based on our environment and the life experiences of the people who raised us. We take those values and adapt them…

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Originally posted on SERENDIPITY:

Tom Joseph Law music, by Rich Paschall

There is no shortage of musicians on You Tube and other social media platforms who wish to become famous.  Some are actually rather good and just hoping to be noticed among a sea of musicians who are covering songs and offering their own work.  How do you get recognition?  How do you produce quality videos to post among the millions of videos already in cyberspace?  How do you stand out among the crowd?

Tom Law has been working steadily for years to become the next “over night sensation.”  Since joining You Tube in 2010, the British singer-songwriter has posted covers and collaborations, original songs and one man band videos.  Yes, Tom has 14 videos where he is playing all the instruments.  You may watch and be suitably impressed at this talent.

From photo shoot in Bath, England From photo shoot in Bath, England

At age 25, Tom’s persistence, talent and good…

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