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The two sides of a storm

This time last year my garden and grass were burnt to a crisp. The wonderful rains that we had in April and May simply stopped in June and didn’t begin again until September. It was as if some great hand … Continue reading

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The universe in a pool of water

It was just a little wet spot. Less a bog and more a hole where some water couldn’t escape. The Davidson River was just twenty feet behind it. I imagine when the river overflowed its banks this little indention in … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a Liberal or Conservative

I was sitting in Church Sunday listening to our minister lay the ground work for his upcoming Easter sermon. I attend what many in my community view as a liberal Church. We were one of the first Churches in our … Continue reading

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The devil you know

“Pence is the nation’s 48th vice president. Nine vice presidents have assumed the presidency as a result of death or resignation. That’s a 19 percent ascendancy rate. Between Trump’s trigger-happy Twitter persona, the ethical nightmare of his business empire, his … Continue reading

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Dead batteries

When I was a kid I made a flashlight out of D battery, a flashlight bulb, a small piece of wire used to tie a bread bag and scotch tape. Now this wasn’t rocket scientist stuff nor was I on track to … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Fragile Earth

I offer this place for your use and nourishment. What do I ask in return? I spin for your comfort, providing day and night. What do I ask in return? I fill your lungs with life, deep breathes to sustain. … Continue reading

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A dry, smoky future?

There are 33 wildfires currently burning covering about 80,000 acres in the Southeast. The fires are being fueled by brush and trees parched from months of drought. Thirty miles northwest of my home 3,300 acres are burning. My community has … Continue reading

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