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The Art of Appreciation

I think it is easy for us, in the nearness of our lives, to overlook the constant opportunities we have to encourage one another. Continue reading

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The Glory of Purpose

These may well be the ugliest apple trees I have ever seen, Continue reading

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Of Toads and Timbers

It is in the careful blending of work and play that boys become healthy men. And the men who can still be boys at the right time just might become the kind of Granpa’s that boys want to visit again. Even when they’re old. Continue reading

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The Long Walk

Another item on the list of things Barry has not been able to buy during his unemployment is the medicine he needs for some psychological issues. “When he’s on his meds, he does great,” his girlfriend explained. “When he ain’t, look out! He’s a real bear.” Continue reading

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August Morning

Such dews as this

seem to come only in the heat of summer,
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Long Day

By the time we’d worked fifteen minutes, I was drenched with sweat. Even with the sun down, the heat index was in the mid-nineties. Continue reading

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The Morel of the Story-Part I

Without a determined faith and a confident hope, it’s kind of hard to put in the kind of work that leads to good results.
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Promises of the Wind

“All of work
will one day
have its reward.” Continue reading

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One out of Three

I like my sleep slow and deep,
drifting through the night
like white clouds in a high sky, Continue reading

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Resolution

In this changing of seasons,
this new crispness of morning air,
there is an invitation of lingering longer
in the warmth of my wife and bed. Continue reading

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