Category Archives: Thoughts

Don’t skip to the end

My wife and I communicate very differently. For example I will say I talked to daughter # 1 about X and my wife will say Did you ask her about Y and Z? No, I will reply I only called to ask … Continue reading

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A poem: Synonyms

I search for synonyms, Little words, Of bold expression, To define my existence Manufactured phrases, Simple tales or fables, To justify my presence, Or being at this moment An antonym maybe, A mirror of opposites, To defend what I am … Continue reading

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The Gospel Prosperity

“Life is a privilege, not a reward.” – Kate Bowler Kate Bowler is a Duke Divinity School professor who wrote a book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, about the gospel of prosperity being practiced by so many American Christians today. The jest … Continue reading

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Clair De Lune

It is easy to forget sometimes the beauty humans are capable of creating. Clair De Lune, both the poem and the music are, for me, two examples of the artistry that is contained within each of us. The key is … Continue reading

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A poem: In the light or in the dark

When the sun sets west of the horizon, Behind clouds that tease the dry earth I listen for the silence of a world at rest, A stillness that eclipses the fading light Standing in grass brushed with dew between my … Continue reading

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A poem: The Doctor’s Office

I sit grey and cold, years soaked beyond a black and white photograph of tight skin, dark hair on a straight and ridged frame waiting my turn in an ocean of Muzak. Days in mass, wasted in a wheeled chair … Continue reading

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Local knowledge

The hike up to John Rock in Pisgah National Forest is a favorite of mine. It’s a five-mile loop with an elevation gain of 1000 feet and the payoff is the picture you see above. “The choices we make lead up to … Continue reading

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