Category Archives: Loss

The Gold Ring

It’s funny how your mind can drift. One minute you are thinking about something and the next you have traveled to a completely different thought. It happened to me the other day. I was focused on my diet and the … Continue reading

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Sorting Through The Debris

The other day I was working with my archives and stumbled across a post I wrote back in 2012. It was when life was ‘normal’, the reality being that our normal still held it’s share of disasters. Many or most … Continue reading

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Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

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Where Two Once Stood

Where two once stood, now one aloneLeft to journey on their ownGone the love they chose to shareDashed in the ashes of despairA heart now turned to stone How for this loss will I atoneSurvive without the love I’ve knownOne … Continue reading

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What Price Freedom

I have long been a student of the Civil War.  A time when, not unlike today, our nation stood divided.  Strongly held beliefs forcing the population into a state of denial that we could continue to exist as a nation … Continue reading

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Whispers

Not again he thought silently, slightly shaking his head as if warning them off.  Sounds, unintelligible, always lurking just beyond comprehension.  ‘Leave me alone’ he thought.  I already have enough problems without you adding to them. “What do you want”?  … Continue reading

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Killin Time

I have always loved music.  I can’t sing and I can’t play an instrument, so it was always a spectator sport for me.  But I loved what I heard, whether I could create it or not.  I’m talking any kind … Continue reading

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Hotel California

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door I had to find the passage back. To the place I was before “Relax”, said the night man, “We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you … Continue reading

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Lethal Injection

The following is a piece from 2013 and contains strong language and profanity   I sit on my cot, listening to the sounds that tumble about in the hall outside my cell.  I look up startled,  as the cell door … Continue reading

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Is It Just Me Or?

I think I may have mentioned this in a previous post.  I ordered some masks on EBay and within one day received a “your order has been shipped” message.  However, after several days, with no further activity, I decided to … Continue reading

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