When was the Last Time You Held a Book?

Books honor the human condition. They keep our traditions alive, awaken our imagination and put our little ones to sleep.

Getting back on the horse

It’s has been several months (five to be exact) since I sat before a computer screen to post.  The reason for my absence is unimportant.  What matters is I’m back and it time to start writing again. So, as I stare at this page, I ask myself – what can I contribute to the worldContinue reading “Getting back on the horse”

A man named “Gibbs”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all”…Oscar Wilde Gibbs shared his story – visiting all lower 49 states – as part of a personal pilgrimage.  New Mexico was the last stop on his journey.  That evening he had made his way into my place of work toContinue reading “A man named “Gibbs””

To be my own mentor

Can I be my own mentor?  Can I reflect back to myself all of the honest assessments of what I say and do in the world?  Can I catch myself when I fall?  Can I listen, without prejudice, to myself in those moments that are most painful and dark?  Can I create a new pathwayContinue reading “To be my own mentor”

Massive: Things that go “bump” in the night.

I awoke with my heartbeat in my throat.  I wasn’t sure, but my instincts told me something was alive, in me and outside.  From my blurry sleep I caught the dark, massive shadow arch across the bedroom wall opposite to the window. I didn’t move.  I lay motionless as if frozen to the bed.  OnlyContinue reading “Massive: Things that go “bump” in the night.”

Fluctuations

fluc·tu·a·tion ˌfləkCHəˈwāSH(ə)n/ noun plural noun: fluctuations an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation. “fluctuations in the yearly values could be caused by a variety of factors”*   Damning thoughts rocket through red thorax coughing up blue smoke from engines fired by salt splintered bones thrown through glass eyes deeply gouged bloodyContinue reading “Fluctuations”