last Cast

This poem is dedicated to my brothers: three who never leave the water and the one who can't wait to join them. To the uncle who all too gladly shares his water. To the grand-man of the same blood who inspired them with his life and to the man with the canoe who is starting …

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legacy

Here's to the wrinkled hands firmly holding each other in front of empty pews. Here's to the recreating of wedding pictures taken so many years ago, same couple, same pastor. Boutineer on her wrist, laughter in his eyes. Here's to the eagerness to share the joys and sorrows, the willingness to be honest over coffee …

dear dad

I wrote a letter to mom on mothers day last year. I considered writing one to you on fathers day but didn't know where to start... I still don't really know, but it needs to be done and so, here i am. thank you, for giving us all the fortitude and joy that can only be found …

arise

Arise and shine, for your light has come...  This week the excitement of Easter became almost unbearable, so we drove down the canyon and broke branches off the blossom burdened trees. Played that one song too many times and sat on the front steps of the only store to enjoy the sticky cold of the pop …

wait

My name sake waited. But I cannot. Waiting does not come naturally for me, in fact it comes unnaturally, every fiber of my being fights against patiently waiting. But Hannah waited, and the Lord stooped and heard her cry. Oh Lord, that I would be like Hannah of Old. That I would pour out my …

the Little Prince and The Story of the Snake Crusher -or- Easter is Coming.

"'It's a little lonely in the desert' the Little Prince said, 'it is also lonely among men' the snake said." And so the book reached its middle and my heart reached its end, slowly crumbling into aches and pains. I breathe, it's only a story and the Little Prince will soon return to his former …