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Earlier that day she had gone to visit a friend who was going through a tough time.  He took her out for coffee and a cinnamon bun.  Actually it was John’s cinnamon bun, but Annie ate most of it.  She was starving. There was a sign there in the coffee shop.  It was a smallContinue reading OVE

Track and Field

The woman’s voice whispered in the night  as she stood at her grandson’s bedroom door, filling their heads with her words.  Much later she stood outside her granddaughter’s door and just shook her head, “Please Jesus, just let them get some sleep,” she whispered. The girls had been up for hours playing and disrupting theContinue reading “Track and Field”

Duck, Duck, Goose

I thank photographer Sammie Chaffin for his skill and willingness to share his craft which I found on Unsplash.com

The Raven Catharsis

Originally posted on Purple Pennies:
This will be a memorable road trip, I thought, as I was driving down the street admiring the bittersweet beauty of the Garry Oak’s shedding their leaves in a? final burst of red, orange and yellow glory.? My sister and I were traveling four hours away to fling my mother’s…

The Old Crow

This will be a memorable road trip, I thought, as I was driving down the street admiring the bittersweet beauty of the Garry Oak’s shedding their leaves in a  final burst of red, orange and yellow glory.  My sister and I were traveling four hours away to fling my mother’s ashes into infinity at theContinue reading The Old Crow

Mom Note

The death of a child is the greatest pain of all.  And what is it like to watch your child die over and over at the poke of a needle?  Hearing the lies and seeing the anger, witnessing the despair and abject poverty are all a part of an all too familiar life.  Watching himContinue reading “Mom Note”

Digital Devils

Worry knocked at the door this morning Not one to get into mourning I choose not to bite Didn’t want another fight  With my conscience. I am clean of dirty shame I am clean of my self-inflicted pain It’s a brand new day Where I choose to play A game with my thoughts. For everyContinue reading Digital Devils

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