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Odds and Ends No. 75


what is it about a hot cup of tea in the afternoon when all seems lost earlier today I was so very tired that I couldn’t chew the gum on my desk I mean I don’t chew a lot of gum by any means but I couldn’t she on the […]

And Time


in between storms the trees bend and sway the howl of the wind is more than that it is like the rush of a subway express train passing through a station in a moment stirring the air and shaking my diaphragm shattering my thoughts I walked back up the gravel and […]

Odds and Ends No. 74


When my readers break, wear out, or fall apart, I order a box of three pairs for me and a box for her. I need them to shave and see the computer screen; she needs them for reading. My remaining old pair of glasses is in the loft bath- room. I […]

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 […]

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

Than Writing


I haven’t written for five days as life got in the way but as I sat down to write I was reminded everything that has happened in the interim was far more important than anything I’d think or write because every moment with my wife, in our home, at church has […]

Odds and Ends No. 73


Kind of a blur week. I can’t remember Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Now Thursday and Friday were easy to remember as it was exactly eight days since I cut the grass last. And a first for me. I wore denim overalls to work in the yard. Why did it take […]

Spring Baking


spring has spritzed like a seltzer bottle on empty or my famous cheesecake rising with the oven door slightly ajar my thoughts are filled with pineapple upside down cake upside down cause I’ll bake it but won’t eat it was I really thinking of spring or dinner both of which […]