Monday, March 18, 2024

Yes, I think it's possible. "Being Happy: The Pursuit of You" is worth the read. I promise!

Nampa, Idaho  - March 18, 2024 - An excerpt from Chapter 3:

"By the time I stopped for gas in Pismo Beach while on the way back to Camarillo from Paso Robles, I knew in my heart that my training and racing days were truly behind me because I was already fantasizing about sleeping in and eating pizza again. And when I reached the stretch of Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Ventura, I moved into the right lane and set the cruise control to the slowest speed I could get away with so I could steal glances at the Pacific Ocean through the passenger side window. I can still remember how the rippling surf picked up the last of the day's fading light, innocently distracting observers like me from thinking about the teeming life just below the surface. I wasn't disappointed when the highway began to veer away from the coastline since an orange sliver of sun was all that remained, making it too dark to see. My mind was elsewhere anyway. All I could think about was the teeming life inside of me..."  💓

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Who do I think I am? What gives me the right? I'm no Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, or Viktor Frankl, yet I've written a book about finding happiness by controlling emotions, investing in the current moment, and having a meaningful purpose. The nerve!

More than 100 billion human beings have lived and died on this planet, and I'm guessing that every one of them wanted to be happy. I'm also guessing that very few of them wrote books about being happy. What's unique about my book is that I will take you on an open and honest journey using real events from my life that will entertain you, make you feel, relate, and think while being shown exactly how I came to discover and harness the happiness and fulfillment that was hiding inside me all these years.

I offer my humble story with the hope that it'll help you find yours, too. 💓

"Being Happy: The Pursuit of You" is on Amazon now.

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Monday, March 4, 2024

Is it time to talk about the proliferation of dog ownership yet? "Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts" by TRUNKS ART is on Amazon now."

Nampa, Idaho  - March 4, 2024 - An excerpt from Chapter 8:

"As I predicted, we did much more walking than running because Harley needed to smell most everything, pee on stuff, and empty his colon within three minutes after leaving the house. I also made the mental error of watching her pick up the steaming pile with a green poop bag she dispensed from a roll inside her fanny pack, putting an immediate kibosh on my fantasy of exchanging backrubs after our workout..." 💖

Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts, is on Amazon Books now.

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Even if you've been going through life half asleep for the last ten years, I'm still confident that you've noticed an undeniable surge in the number of people with dogs. Have you ever wondered why that is?

After conducting over ten years of field research for this book, amassing 30,000 bike-miles and 10,000 foot-miles while doing so and interviewing hundreds of dog owners who trusted me with their personal stories, I developed a theory that attempts to answer the question, "How did America become so obsessed with dogs?"

The sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining observational and experiential stories in the first two parts of the book stem from actual events and support the explanations behind a theory that takes into account the external and internal pressures that make it remarkably easy for dog owners to exclaim, "Must Love Dogs!" 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Another excerpt from "Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love." So true...So true...



Nampa, Idaho  - February 6, 2024 - An excerpt from Chapter 4:

"Isn't it strange how we allowed a few capitalistic entrepreneurs to slip in between us, into a once sacred space that used to be reserved for crushes, courtships, and romance? How did we become so docile and compliant as to allow others to monetize what used to be serendipitous, beautiful, electric, and natural? I don't get it, but here I am, like everyone else, breathing through my mouth and scurrying toward the open chute, allowing myself to be corralled, fleeced of $39.99 each month, and told how to go about finding someone to share my life with..." 💖


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How many times do we have to hear, "You're not trying hard enough," "You're going about it the wrong way," or "You need to step outside your comfort zone?" At first, I bristled at such tiresome platitudes, yet there I was, rolling up my sleeves, putting myself out there, and believing that life gives you exactly what you put into it.

But does it? Has life really given you exactly what you deserve? When so many of us can't find romantic love, meaningful work, a true friend, a permanent home, or enough money to live on, I can't help but think that something other than our own poor choices and self-defeating behaviors is working behind the scenes to keep us from acquiring happiness, success, and fulfillment. To me, it just doesn't add up.

Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love will not only reveal what's hidden behind the curtain, but you'll come to understand that your lot in life isn't all your fault. 💖💖💖 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).



Friday, January 19, 2024

"Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love" is one man's experience in trying to find love after 50 in today's strange society.


Nampa, Idaho 
 - January 19, 2024 - An excerpt from Chapter 5:

"I stopped listening to her 10 minutes into the phone conversation. While Heather went on and on about all the narcissistic men in her life--a popular go-to term used by untrained female clinicians because self-centeredness doesn't sound mean enough--I was focused on all the background noise that was vying for my brain's attention..." 💖


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How many times do we have to hear, "You're not trying hard enough," "You're going about it the wrong way," or "You need to step outside your comfort zone?" At first, I bristled at such tiresome platitudes, yet there I was, rolling up my sleeves, putting myself out there, and believing that life gives you exactly what you put into it.

But does it? Has life really given you exactly what you deserve? When so many of us can't find romantic love, meaningful work, a true friend, a permanent home, or enough money to live on, I can't help but think that something other than our own poor choices and self-defeating behaviors is working behind the scenes to keep us from acquiring happiness, success, and fulfillment. To me, it just doesn't add up.

Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love will not only reveal what's hidden behind the curtain, but you'll come to understand that your lot in life isn't all your fault. 💖💖💖 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

"Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love" -- A new Amazon book by Chuck Trunks!

Nampa, Idaho  - January 9, 2024 - Amazon Book #6 just dropped! 💖


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How many times do we have to hear, "You're not trying hard enough," "You're going about it the wrong way," or "You need to step outside your comfort zone?" At first, I bristled at such tiresome platitudes, yet there I was, rolling up my sleeves, putting myself out there, and believing that life gives you exactly what you put into it.

But does it? Has life really given you exactly what you deserve? When so many of us can't find romantic love, meaningful work, a true friend, a permanent home, or enough money to live on, I can't help but think that something other than our own poor choices and self-defeating behaviors is working behind the scenes to keep us from acquiring happiness, success, and fulfillment. To me, it just doesn't add up.

Be Still My Heart: A Code for Love will not only reveal what's hidden behind the curtain, but you'll come to understand that your lot in life isn't all your fault. 💖💖💖 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

TRUNKS ART is feeling grateful this holiday season!

Nampa, Idaho  - December 19, 2023 - An excerpt from the "Kevin" Chapter: So many analogies came to mind as I watched Kevin speak from a stage that had showcased singers and dancers the night before, yet he was no actor. His tall frame, silver hair, and tanned face made him look the part, but it was his command of the moment that made me think, 'This guy's the real deal.' To me, Kevin eased into his industry-leading role like a guy slipping into a jacuzzi that was at the perfect temperature...💖


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I found out early in life that good people bring you happiness while not-so-good people teach you lessons, but this book focuses on the great ones who give you lasting memories.

In this collection of personal and lyrical short stories, you will learn how a nine-year-old girl, a pro football legend, a Fortune 500 CEO, a feisty old man, a country boy, a Puerto Rican logistics manager, a new hire from Santa Barbara, a college buddy, and a high school gym teacher taught me about dignity, compassion, loyalty, charisma, humility, selflessness, and so much more.

These non-fiction reflections combine elements of humor, poetry, essay, and memoir and serve as reminders that we are truly a result of what we learn from others. I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to everyone mentioned in this book as well as to those who will be honored in subsequent compilations. 💖💖💖 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

"Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story" connects Trunks Art to consciousness!"

 

Nampa, Idaho  - November 21, 2023 - An excerpt from Chapter 3: "In his drunken state, the soap monster, er, Ed, would sneak out of his suite, which was across from ours. Then he'd randomly look for an open dorm room. And if all the doors were closed, he'd simply knock in a way that lulled you into believing that all was right in the world. Was it a suitemate? A friend from class? A girl from upstairs? But the unsuspecting, doe-eyed students would quickly realize that all wasn't right with the world as soon as their faces met Ed's wet, soapy chest."

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What if you were lucky enough to come across something that gave you the power to rise above what we're all experiencing in these trying times? And what if you wanted to share it with the rest of the world but realized that your life-changing revelation was understandably complicated and couldn't be offered to the masses through a simple meme, sound bite, or video clip? 

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story, is on Amazon Books now.

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story solves this dilemma by packaging its sentient message within a narrative that reads less like a textbook and more like a lighthearted screenplay. Not only will readers find themselves painlessly becoming closet experts on one of the most famous discoveries in all of science, but they'll also be able to connect it to the world around them, including consciousness.

Life any good movie, Physics from the Heart is relatable, entertaining, unpredictable, and even comes with a surprise ending that explains why this book will leave you feeling both empowered and happy. 💖

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).