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Lonely Roads, Close Companions

Nearly all of our traveling has a destination of one sort or the other but it is the visiting that makes the better part of some trips. Continue reading

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For a Daughter, Five Hundred Miles Away

How I wish that the peace of this night
could somehow soothe your heart
in the midst of this agony of betrayal and loss; Continue reading

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More than Trophies

According to Dan, turkeys can’t smell worth a hoot but their vision is legendary. I stay and stay still as he finishes elbow-walking his way to the edge of the cornfield that stretches out over the next two hills. Continue reading

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Elijah Daniel Switzer

I hold Daniel a while longer, caressing him and these few moments, looking at him and cradling him in ways that my father never held my children. Continue reading

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Parting Words

When I stood beside his hospital bed in the pre-dawn hours of that March morning, I fully expected that to be my last time with him. Continue reading

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The Orphan Goes Berry Pickin’

Somehow, I have stepped into another place, another time. A place and time that have always been and yet have never been before. Continue reading

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Oak, Wheat & The Word

He worked his hands in dirt, almost, it seemed, from the time of his birth. The years of his youth were spent in tobacco and corn. He was born to work the way some men are born to wealth. Continue reading

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