Auditioning for Friends

Before my blockbuster turn as the ageless angel Clarence Odbody in our local community theatre presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life," (see: Pneumonia and...

For Anthony – Suicide Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. For those of us who have attempted suicide, this month can be difficult. Let’s face it, suicide is...

Have You Lived My Life?

Have you had sorrow strike across your face, Leaving an indelible mark a burden so difficult to brace; ◆ Have you breathed in the same air the same cubic-centimeter that I...

A Moment in Life’s Timeline

The other morning as I drove along the sparse country road on my way to work, I noticed a flag up ahead. It was...

What My Years of Teaching Taught Me

September has always meant bittersweetness to me. The first rain after three or four totally dry months having me luxuriate in the smell of...

This is the South on a Summer Day

It was a low-down, dirty water, dusty kind of day, That kind of morning where the dogs all settled under the porch by the fish...

Two Dogs Watching The Rain

It had rained for days and they could only sit at the window and watch the rain. It puddled into what looked to them...

9/11 – And the Man in a Red Suit

Where were you 18 years ago when the planes hit the World Trade Center? I vividly recall that nightmarish day. Some of my co-workers and...

A Letter to my Kids – Your Character Counts

Dear B & K, You’ve likely noticed that I’ve been binge-watching episodes of “The West Wing” the last few weeks. You’ve always known I was...

A Divine Gift – The Sacred Seat

The renovations to the old church were now complete - updated heat and air conditioning, new sound system, better lighting, a new organ, and...
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