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Yearly Archives: 2012

The Music

Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 06:03 AM (-06:00)

1. Noticing the Music There was music in the grocery store. How great is that, live music at the grocery store? We walk in thru the sliding doors, and as the smell of the produce surrounds us, there’s guitar music coming from the lobby where a guy is sitting on a stool playing and singing […]

Her Lame Son

Sat, 24 Nov 2012, 09:32 PM (-06:00)

1. The Airport Sometimes mom stops and turns just as the airport sliding doors open. She stops and turns and smiles. And we wave one last time. But this time she didn’t. I was standing there in case she did. And I was smiling, because we had a good week. But she was preoccupied and […]

Thanksgiving Morning

Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 10:46 AM (-06:00)

The sun is overtopping the house, golden light spilling into the front, lighting the Salvia blossoms that remain and that one blooming Cowpen Daisy by the curb.  The oak leaves are bright green and swaying in a gentle breeze. There is a pie in the house: apple/pear/cranberry. Attention! There is pie. We returned to the […]

Cookies Next to the Printer

Thu, 11 Oct 2012, 05:54 PM (-06:00)

There are cookies, they say. Cookies next to the printer. The printer just over my shoulder. They email the announcement. And people say, “Awesome!” and wander by. Wander by and grab a cookie. Peanut butter. Chocolate chip. M&M. Cookies, I tell you, sitting on that plate next to the printer right over there. Oh, if I […]

Their Kids

Sun, 7 Oct 2012, 08:13 PM (-06:00)

He leads a team. She’s a contractor on it. They were talking in an office behind a closed glass door. But their meeting was over, and they slide back the door as they walked out into the big room with the rest of us. “How old are your kids,” he asked her. She smiled at the […]

Cliff’s Edge

Fri, 21 Sep 2012, 11:09 PM (-06:00)

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 […]


Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 08:29 PM (-06:00)

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

Sat, 8 Sep 2012, 02:19 PM (-06:00)

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

Wed, 5 Sep 2012, 08:14 PM (-06:00)

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

Mon, 3 Sep 2012, 08:32 PM (-06:00)

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 […]