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[writing][biographic] My Dad: A Series of Vignettes

A knock on my door. “Can I come in?” My dad’s voice sounded muffled on the other side of the door. Setting aside Ricky, my raccoon stuffed animal, I sat up. “Yeah. Come in.” I knew what was gonna happen. I was going to talk. He was going to listen, and then he was going… Continue reading [writing][biographic] My Dad: A Series of Vignettes

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[random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

Where do you hide your heart? The question always reminds me of Amy Grant’s 1984 track on her hit album Straight Ahead. Her song encouraged us to turn to God during times of distress. It got me thinking about why people do what they do, particularly during times of conflict or stress. Passion and drive,… Continue reading [random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

literature, original fiction, personal

[writing][poetry] Sonnet VI

READ HERE Turning the pages of memory’s book,I recall those moments that could not last,Long shrouded within the fog of the past;I wonder: what would I find should I look?A word aptly spoken or careless thought?Time well-spent and valued or thrown away?Surrounded by love or abandoned one day?My heart well-guarded or easily bought?Then with a… Continue reading [writing][poetry] Sonnet VI