Diamonds in yellow water

There’s a coolness to the air around here these past few days. A sure sign that summer is drawing to an end and fall is creeping in under the door sill. I noticed the house numbers have provided a nice corner haven for the spiders. I need to get my broom after that sometime soon.┬áBut [Read More...]

Beyond Redemption: When God Reconsiders

My mama spent the better part of her adult life behind bars. It’s a disturbing thing to say but true nonetheless. Fact is a goodly number of my people have spent time behind bars. ´╗┐ Recently my son Stephan came across this old newspaper clipping about Mama’s brother being arrested in Richland, Washington. A poetic [Read More...]

A Mason jar & a manila envelope

Saturday afternoon late, the doorbell rang. Ever since the kids moved off our doorbell doesn’t ring much. Tim and I lead pretty quite lives with our books and our demonic dog. Oh. Sure. Halloween is an exception but on the day-to-day basis, especially on Saturdays, the house is pretty quiet. I was engrossed in Tom [Read More...]


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