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Wife’s Phone and My 9mm

Last night Wife, her friend Lids, and I went into town to run errands and have some Thai food. We had been driving for a few minutes when she realized that she had left her phone at the house. We laughed about it and she remarked how she, “felt naked with out it”. It’s probably…

Hike 

They called it an, “adventure walk”. The name made me smile as I laced up my boots. Gabe, Abby, and Eva, cousins I had only met for the first time two days ago, bussled about alternating between getting ready and whatever distractions each of them managed to find. Dave, their grandfather, helped his son Andy…

The Edge of Civilization

That place where we can still see our homes but one step further and we may be lost to the wild. There are wonderful monsters, large and small that lurk beyond and below. If you sit still it will swallow you whole and return you to the ground from which you came. Both of these…

Introvert

I enjoy being alone But not being lonely Walking and listening There is nothing quite so lovely With my thoughts I wander from place to place Always it seems with a smile upon my face Do not believe me, I am not ok Locked in a world that runs from day to day Take the…

January’s Dream

I had a dream about my son last night, starting at his birth. My heart was filled with joy knowing, what this little life was worth. His soft green eyes, round bright face and locks of unkempt hair. When he smiled at me, my heart did melt, it was not the least bit fair. But…

Emerald Part 1

So we climb, the eight of us, what seemed to be straight up with all of our crap strapped to our backs like the mules we had made ourselves with one hand always preoccupied with our rifles.

Watching the world rotate

As our star sank below the horizon so sank the cool almost wet air of the evening.  Now the sound of crickets and distant dog barks is accented with the occasional trample of hooves.  The horses seem to be celebrating the sudden arrival of the cool weather as they canter the length of their paddocks. …