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. …