Where there is fear there is hope, where there is darkness there is light, where there is suffering there is … Continue reading America is Great.
Some of us know too well the test of adversity and hardship and live in fear every day but … Continue reading I’m an American
Continue reading Love is not so much overrated as it is misunderstood. It is perhaps the most complex emotion in the human experience. My father loved me. I know he did. Not because he ever told me so but because he never uttered the words. He kept it inside to show me how men survive. He, like most men of his generation was honed to be stoic. He was not unfeeling or emotionally challenged. Growing up in the 1930s, a man becomes a man by burying all of the compassion that would make him vulnerable. I doubt that his father ever said aloud that he loved him. I can only recall two times he ever embraced me. The first was when I told him that his son was going to die, not in the physical sence but that he would never see him in the same way again. The last time he hugged me was when he was dying. When I said goodby to my wife and children on a colorless January morning in 1994, I never shed a tear. I simply drove away. If I felt anything at all it was exhileration and a fear of the unknown. It would be years later that I would break apart releasing all of that emotional energy that had been locked away and understand completely that sometimes -as Eric Segal had observed in his debut novel, love sometimes means having to say goodby.
“Da, don’t go!” I screamed. Dark clouds were already forming on the horizon above the gables. Continue reading THE SEVENTH DAUGHTER
I am so very proud and grateful to God, she is my daughter. Continue reading Jen Rose
when he opened his eyes he saw only the same stark view of the mountain from both windows. Continue reading The View
Each and every night, without fail I breach the inky darkness lunging dripping wet, I fall beneath the fragile surface … Continue reading Transcendence
Mom: IT’S some kind of gormet candy I picked up at the store. supposed to be chocolate covered nuts but taste like coffee. Continue reading Candy Surprise
Dark days are merely days with less sunshine in them. We all have them. Some more than others. Addiction, neglect, … Continue reading When Darkness Comes …
I am very concerned for the state of our country and the future of our children and their children. America … Continue reading America is Sick.