Quiet spaces

In between here and there lies a place of quiet a place of no longer yearning for others' attention or affection or respect It's a place fully alive to absolutely everything in the universe that exists to know the mysterious workings of things It does not love or hate or boast of arrogance nor bow … Continue reading Quiet spaces


Losing my best friends and it’s great

I never thought that my best friends would have been objects instead of people, but here we are. I liked to smoke.  I loved to smoke.  My favorite time of the day was early morning, with cup of coffee in hand, pack of cigarettes on the table, and an hour to leisurely peruse Facebook and … Continue reading Losing my best friends and it’s great

Neighbors are the best people

BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, the house vibrated with each beat. Jane cocked her head, startled. "What's that noise?" I told her it was a car speaker booming somewhere close. "A CAR SPEAKER!" "WHAT??" I walked out on to the porch and the next door workers were blasting from a truck as they threw trash into the … Continue reading Neighbors are the best people

Interview with a stranger

He kept his eyes averted and fidgeted when he talked but something I said touched something in him because he came alive with words that tumbled out in a halting, insistent rush to tell me a story he had held on to like a talisman for more than thirty years. "I used to be the … Continue reading Interview with a stranger

Modern technology is grand. Until it isnt.

So, Im getting a slew of new devices today and the rush of getting new things will be eclipsed by the realization that once I get home with my cool toys, my IQ is going to drop by at least 50 points. This always happens, and I always swear I can figure it out this … Continue reading Modern technology is grand. Until it isnt.

Jesus saves. Moses Invests.

Religion isn't always moral. The hurricane emergency in Texas isn't just a natural catastrophe. It is also a moral crucible by which religions are judged and national leaders are held up to the harsh light of their actions.  That they are found wanting more often than not is not a new phenomenon.  That their followers continue … Continue reading Jesus saves. Moses Invests.