Tag: hope

Funny How A Song

I’ve been a lousy blogger (and blog follower) this month. My sincere apologies to my followers. Here is a little Christmasy write I did a few years ago. Merry Christmas all! **************************************************************************************************************** Train doors opened to a cool, dense city air. Charlie heaved a sigh before he dragged […]

A Look Inside

Jesus, if you were here with me now, I would hug you fiercely. A day or an hour or ten minutes from now, I might ignore you or jeer you with sarcasm or scream at you in anger, but were you here this second, I would grip you […]

Taming Zebras

I learned yesterday it is possible to domesticate and train zebras. In fact, they can be made docile enough to trust them in close proximity to young children. Zebras are stunning animals to see up close. They are almost otherworldly, the way their black and white stripes display […]

The Whatzit Legacy

He gave it to me when I was seven. I know, because I remember bringing it to 2nd grade show-and-tell. It was shinier then – looked more like the treasure I thought it was when he first gave it to me. I suppose I thought at the time […]

Glimpse The Polar World

There are those who write and those who call themselves “writers”. They’re known to hold quiet celebrations upon learning to describe themselves this way. I’ve come to find the characterization oddly repellent. For me to find pride in being labeled a writer – it feels like developing severe […]

The Hero Who Remains

I suppose we never outgrow our tendency to look up. I believe it’s a good thing. True, most of us look up to the wrong things, the wrong images, the wrong people. But looking up is a practice from which we never fully escape; it’s in our DNA. […]

Thursday Worth

A repost of another fave from several years ago. I think we all as humans wonder if it is all worth it. Here’s to realizing it is. Wake up late because my alarm died. Make breakfast for two boys who donโ€™t eat a thing. Later Iโ€™ll be hungry […]