A Boy

I find him under a table in a public school classroom in a tiny town in rural, Michigan. It’s the end of the day and he is done. Finished. Tapped out. He’s had it. His body is flat on the floor, head in his arms, snot running out of his nose, tears squeezing out of … Continue reading A Boy

#WhyIMarch

  It is January.  January 21st, 2017.  I lost my best friend 1 year, 3 months, and 12 days ago.  I now call that day and the time leading up to that day, a wake up call.  A time period that taught me many things, but most of all it taught me this:  Life is short and … Continue reading #WhyIMarch

A Prequel

  So why take in the moments that matter?  People often ask that question and it is a really good question.  Shoot, I ask that question.   Why not “go for the gusto”, “take the bull by the horns”, “shoot for the moon”, “get on the fast track”, “climb a little higher”, “go a little faster”, … Continue reading A Prequel

Moment # 1

  There are these moments that I write about that make me pause, think, reflect and see the beauty that emerges in daily life.  Moments that are always there when I slow down long enough to notice.  Moments that emerge out of quiet observation and sometimes in the midst of the craziness of life.  I’ve never … Continue reading Moment # 1

Tess and I

    Today I found my words again.  Today was a breakthrough.  Today that familiar feeling came rumbling on in like distant thunder promising rain to thirsty soil.  I almost ran from that urge to write.  I knew what would come when my written words came pouring back out.  There would be pain mixed in with a … Continue reading Tess and I

Weedin’

A cancelled walk this morning due to on-going rain led me once again to my mess of a back yard.  It’s bad.  Really bad.  The first thing you notice when you walk or look back there is the gigantic hole in the middle of the yard.  It is a hole with metal sides approximately 32 … Continue reading Weedin’