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alslaff

Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

Strangely Silent


The sound of the rain on the metal roof became musical to me as thunder and lightning was accompanied by a dull darkness that sopped up all the air, all the light and space until a little before sunset. It must have been the smell of the end cut pork chops browning […]

Because We Are Living It


I’m less than halfway through “Bonhoeffer” by Eric Metaxas. I may have started reading this book a year ago or so! I don’t get to read at lunch as much as I used to when I lived in Arizona. These days, when I read this book I must confess and […]

On Healing and the Church 2.19


I haven’t stopped thinking about the topic of healing since my earlier post. My mind has been racing about this all morning. So much so that I had to start typing before making coffee. Oops. She fell back asleep after I told her I’d awaken her after I make coffee. […]

Always Today


remembering the miracles of God in the past reminds us that the age of God’s miracles is always today right now any minute coming again and again in the power of God’s inexhaustible grace