February 16, 2019

"You load sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt" came from a letter written by [ Merle ] Travis's brother John.[1] Another line came from their father, a coal miner, who would say: "I can't afford to die. I owe my soul to the company store.

February 11, 2019

Walk with the way, with the truth, with the life. Wash the world from your feet, walk out on the water to meet him who talks to the wind the rain and the waves.

February 7, 2019

Fill my eyes with light from your face, fill my arms with life from your heart, fill my heart with touches from your hands,

January 30, 2019

Bits and Pieces of the day. A meal shared, a task done, a rhyme turned over in the minds wandering. Sun setting wonderfully again, colors against the sky flood tired eyes and turn gray. Cold again closes in yet the promise of diamond sharp stars piercing the black sky bravely sends the soul into the night seeking the majestic infinite.

January 21, 2019

Winters' weather rules our news. Frozen forbidding bars our views. Can the fragile body we shelter from this frost teach the mind which in ere believes it can not get lost. Damn this cold hurts, don't our words and stupid attitudes hurt too? Be nice or go home.

January 18, 2019

Old Farmers check your almanacs, January's low arching Sun warms our Wintry weary souls to Summer southern softness. Dig your fingers in the soft wet black earth and smell the coming Spring. Move the what was once stiff but now supple water away from the foundations and cold harboring lairs beneath the floor-boards. Carpe diem, diei brevitatem.

January 13, 2019

Would the call for forgiveness be heard in that gale-force?