Monthly Archives: May 2011

Trouble Shooting

I’m a bit suspicious that our society spends too much time complaining and too little time praying. We treat inconveniences as if they were afflictions and afflictions as if they were torture. Continue reading

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Later than Expected

Well, I’d have to say the man sounded like he knew where he lived and the best way for me to get there from where I was. Sounded like he knew. As it turned out, I’m a bit less convinced of that now than I was yesterday evening.

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Driving Back from Oak Grove

Pupil-shrinking stabs of lightning
fire again and again
and thunder rocks the car. Continue reading

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Cedar Blossoms

If you imagined three or four very small starfish kind of melted together in the center with soft, rusty orange spikes radiating outward, you’d have a general idea. Continue reading

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Miscarriage

But how, then,

do we ease the pain of the loss

of the un-named child?
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Adjustment

We could hear Tango still whinnying as the truck and trailer disappeared around the curve a quarter-mile away. Continue reading

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Extending the Pasture

We work along the eastern edge, cutting back the branches and bushes that have pushed out into the field. With one horse and good rains, this small pasture would be large enough. But in the strange dry and chill of … Continue reading

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