27 Apr, 2018

The Art of Expectation

2018-04-30T21:48:53+00:00April 27th, 2018|

Novelty ordinarily emerges only for the man who, knowing with precision what he should expect, is able to recognize that something has gone wrong. -Thomas S. Kuhn     Photo by Arnold Dogelis on Unsplash

20 Apr, 2018

Reading by City Light

2018-04-05T00:00:42+00:00April 20th, 2018|

If a city never sleeps, does that mean we get to stay up all night and read?         Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash

13 Apr, 2018

Taking Risks

2018-04-04T23:41:31+00:00April 13th, 2018|

A risk-free world is a very dull world, one from which we are apt to learn little of consequence. -Geerat Vermeij       Photo by Ian Froome on Unsplash

3 Apr, 2018

Who Will Your Words Kill Today?

2018-04-03T21:32:19+00:00April 3rd, 2018|

“You are a dark and dirty child.” The whispered words floated but gained speed and slammed through me. Burning like burrowed chiggers. I never knew why she hated me. Shy and sensitive to all external stimuli, I only wanted to [...]

9 Apr, 2017


2018-02-03T02:22:01+00:00April 9th, 2017|

  Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. – Jack Kerouac  T-R-A-V-E-L is 6 distinct letters combined to create infinite meaning. Far more than going from one place to another, it is a journey. Inside every journey is a [...]

28 Mar, 2017

Mapping Grief

2018-02-03T02:22:08+00:00March 28th, 2017|

Dad’s words are elusive. I have pages and pages of his later life, but those that reveal the brief period between leaving Marysville and graduating high school are sparse. They reveal little of what he endured or how he felt. [...]

26 Mar, 2017

A Mother's View of Spring

2018-02-03T02:22:13+00:00March 26th, 2017|

There is a moment, almost radical in pulse, when life bursts from its winter slumber. Flowers slowly rise from the warming ground. Buds discreetly crawl from the craggy arms of seemingly lifeless trees. In a heartbeat, they unfurl in an [...]

22 Feb, 2017

Killing a Worldview

2018-02-03T02:22:30+00:00February 22nd, 2017|

Death. I imagine all the ways to deal with such an end. You can come up swinging. Or, you can allow it to be subsumed into a moment in which you become consumed by grief for that now dead world. [...]

17 Feb, 2017

More than one life …

2018-02-03T02:22:44+00:00February 17th, 2017|

When Dad died, there were 2 versions of his life written for his obituary. My brother’s and mine. My brother’s version won which was only right. Living in the same town, he had been there for the heartbreaking decline. I [...]

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