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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cliff’s Edge

Zerah and Manni walked to the cliff, beyond the grass out onto the jagged rocks. It was night, and it was dark, but the two of them knew this place well. They found a low place beside a boulder where they would be out of the wind. They sat down and let their legs dangle […]


I saw Endeavour hitching a ride west this morning. Standing in the wet grass on Auditorium Shores, we spotted it approaching from the east out of the sun. They had clearance to fly low at 1500 feet. With landing lights on, shining brightly thru the morning haze, a T-38 trailing slightly behind and off to […]

When You Gave Me a Hug

I remember a time, years and years and years ago. Something had made me angry. Made me furious. I can’t remember today what it was. But I can taste the fury that was coursing thru my brain. You came into my room. In the midst of the storm. You sat me down on the edge […]

Flip Flops

When I unzipped my duffle bag and started to unpack, it was immediately evident I had a problem. A lonely pair of shoes staring back at me—shoes and no socks. Well, whatcha gonna do? I put my stuff in the locker and went upstairs to run. I had my flip flops, after all. I’d just wear […]

Palmetto State Park

And so we headed south. We had gear in the back of the station wagon. We had a load strapped on the car rack. And we had two dogs excited to be going along. A week ago would have been better for this. In was cool then in comparison to these 100 degree days. But […]

They Both Know

The ice chests have ice in them. Trudy has begun transferring the foodstuffs from the fridge. And the dogs both know that something’s going on. That Guinness should know is perhaps not surprising. He’s twelve years old and has seen it all before. So in the interest of ensuring that we don’t leave without him, […]