Monthly Archives: May 2011

Trouble Shooting

I’m a bit suspicious that our society spends too much time complaining and too little time praying. We treat inconveniences as if they were afflictions and afflictions as if they were torture. Continue reading

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Later than Expected

Well, I’d have to say the man sounded like he knew where he lived and the best way for me to get there from where I was. Sounded like he knew. As it turned out, I’m a bit less convinced of that now than I was yesterday evening.

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Driving Back from Oak Grove

Pupil-shrinking stabs of lightning
fire again and again
and thunder rocks the car. Continue reading

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Cedar Blossoms

If you imagined three or four very small starfish kind of melted together in the center with soft, rusty orange spikes radiating outward, you’d have a general idea. Continue reading

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Miscarriage

But how, then,

do we ease the pain of the loss

of the un-named child?
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Adjustment

We could hear Tango still whinnying as the truck and trailer disappeared around the curve a quarter-mile away. Continue reading

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Extending the Pasture

We work along the eastern edge, cutting back the branches and bushes that have pushed out into the field. With one horse and good rains, this small pasture would be large enough. But in the strange dry and chill of … Continue reading

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Heavy Dew

Such cool mornings bring a dense forming of dew: fescue so wet it’ll soak through your jeans in just a few steps and your shoes won’t dry out till noon. So long ago it seems like another life I walked … Continue reading

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Of Altars and Incense

A single blossom carries such a light notion of the smell that you can’t really tell for sure whether it is actual aroma or just the suggestion, a slight trace that made you think of something good and pleasant, something from long ago that you couldn’t forget but can barely remember. Continue reading

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Mo Better

Along with finding out how small Highland, Kansas, was and how unprepared he was academically, he also found a teacher who noticed how quiet he was and how much he kept to himself. Continue reading

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