Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hard Morning

With my layers of cotton clothing
and lined gloves,
it does not seem so cold— Continue reading

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A Mighty Wind

There’s something about such a fine, sudden change that brings cheer and hope. It sends a sense that even the deepest cold can be broken by something stronger, something better. Continue reading

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Feeding in the Fog

It is good to know the sight of home,
good to keep its glowing firmly in heart Continue reading

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Whom Shall I Praise?

I can’t remember who it was that I once heard say, “Talking about a thing is not the same thing as doing it.” Continue reading

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The Sum of Years

In the long hours of darkness,
when the tender tends to harden in me,
I find myself closing off the path to closeness,
consoling myself with the ghosts of loneliness. Continue reading

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Heart Control Measures

Everything devoted to anything
except the root cause of a thing,
is a waste of time,
an illusion of action.
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Food for the Faithful

Only the faintest light shows
in the pale pink streak
above the trees
along the low line of the creek
to the east.
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A Good Winter’s Night

We spent Sunday evening at Randa’s brother’s house, having been enticed by Cheryl’s offer of ham and bean soup. Continue reading

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Truth and Consequences

It had been three weeks since the Infamous Juice Spill that injected a generous quantity of low-pulp orange juice into my computer keyboard, over my desk, on top of the floor-based CPU and the office telephone Continue reading

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An Ancient Wisdom

When it comes to proving the wisdom of certain rules, I generally prefer to merely accept said wisdom without the need or desire of pragmatic demonstration. Continue reading

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