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. 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
February 7, 2019
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.