The cold trigger curved around my finger….hammer cocked….a bullet anticipating a strike and thrust. The woods smelled of Fall, dry leaves crunched under my legs as I squatted down and leaned against a thick birch tree. I heard rustling sounds, imagining squirrels playfully darting back and forth, birds singing their last song of summer. In just another moment, it would all be silence. Read More
Posts published in “Journey”
“Do you believe in original sin?” I asked. He thought for a moment and after decades of life and living replayed through his mind, he replied, “When babies are born, they have to be selfish to survive. When am I going to eat? How am I going to stay warm? Read More
Everyone, at one time or another, will find themselves surrounded by an uncontrollable tide, pulling reluctant and tired legs toward yet another uncomfortable, unpredictable future. In these deeply disturbing times, sitting quiet and alone in my thoughts, I’ve internalized the question, “What the hell is going on with me? I don’t understand my thoughts and feelings, unable to explain them to myself, forget trying to describe them to anyone else.” Read More
Race, religion, country of birth, family name or coat of arms are all negated by – DNA. We are, everyone, the same DNA. We are human species born to this specific time and place – connected every other person who has ever lived on this planetary ship. DNA is the great equalizer. Read More
“Love, gratitude, devotion, faith, and trust were previously reserved for God and nature and your fellow man. You are worshipping what you have made, which is shallow and dead, and have averted your eyes from the world you have been given, which is magnificent and full. He does not need Read More
People who don’t “fit in” want to participate in life, but struggle with the acumen of required interpersonal skill. We don’t see our formative moments as adversity shapes and contradicts our natural responses. Pain must have a voice – I speak for those who identify with its existence and experience.
A great read for those who wish to understand and empathize and extend a gentle embrace of acceptance.… Read More