Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Decline And Fall

When I was a kid, I would ride my bike everywhere.  I didn’t wear any headgear and more then once my pant-leg got caught between the chain and sprocket, creating some scrapes and bruises.  I played touch football without a … Continue reading

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R olling down a grassy slope E ducing screams of pure delight M aking pies composed of mud E recting castles in the sand M agic puddles lure small feet B ugs of all design examine E nergy without remission … Continue reading

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As I read this, I find it amusing in a way.  At the end, I will tell you why. What is time?  Is it some bold demon which rushes us around, forever pushing and shoving us unrelentlessly?  Something to be … Continue reading

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The End Of Yesterday

Red Orange sun Sneaks warily Beyond the horizon A new morn Winters linen Spread in darkness Freshens my world A new beginning Another day Another chance To celebrate The end of yesterday  

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Welcome Home

She sits alone before the massive windows of the terminal, staring absently at the tarmac.  Silently she waits, radiating an air of calm introspection.  It is not until one draws closer that they can see past the ramrod straight back … Continue reading

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Icons of faith Tall above the village Stretch heavenward Pointing toward God Stoic structures Chambers of peace Sacred sanctuaries Await you Sunday bells Melodic voices Beckon, Welcome  

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No Good Deed

Over the years I have heard the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished” on multiple occasions.  It, unfortunately, appears to be somewhat accurate.  I know that I have been confronted with situations that left me shaking my head thinking “what … Continue reading

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The Days Of Wine And Noses

I don’t remember when I had my first sip of wine, but I do remember that it was not favorable.  It was dry and tart.  Not at all what I would expect from a respectable grape.  But, as young men … Continue reading

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Dancing With Life

This, up until now in his young life, was probably the scariest thing he had ever done.  Not that he hadn’t been scared before.  This had been going on since he was twelve when his mother had sent him to … Continue reading

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Embrace The Aha Moments

Well, here we are, January 1, 2016, staring down the barrel of another year.  The time when we make all those resolutions, again.  Someone once said that resolutions are something that goes in one year and out the other.  I … Continue reading

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