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Elements

Space drew and painted its cosmic dust in swirls and nebulas crunched it together in amorphous forms and called them asteroids. But space...

Response

I threw out the line and you took it, gave it a little pull just enough to create some tension. I threw out the line and you took it,...

The Flavor of Memories

Pines remind me of home. Of tall green sentinels that both welcomed and protected us from others who wouldn’t know where to find us....

Rose

A color that can’t be seen through tinted lenses— not really anyway, it’s a color that must be felt through the heart a color that burns...

The Fire

It comes, sometimes without warning, it blows up in your life with its warm flare and can frighten you. It will burn away the old that no...

Cattitude

Cattitude When I found you on Halloween, your scrawny two-and-a-half-pound body covered in thin black fur and one yellow eye blinded by...

Overlooked

Overlooked A litter of five puppies at the shelter causes excitement and people stand in line hoping to feel sweet puppy kisses on their...

The Weatherman

His enthusiasm for his job leaps through the screen as he smiles and talks about the newest snowstorm that’s going to wreck your morning...

Rooted

Rooted firmly to the ground like a massive tree with your arms spread out wide to receive the sky - to receive what the world offers but...

Thick Skulls

Woodpeckers thump against the tree boring holes to find their food. Their incessant tap, tap, tapping echoes across the whole expanse....

Forged in Fire

A sword becomes strong as it’s tempered, fire, cold water, hammer, fire, cold water, hammer. Life brings us fire, the warmth of laughter,...

Is Santa a form of Odin? Yes and No

We cannot overlook the other known influence of Santa, Saint Nicholas. Especially since yours truly was born on Saint Nicholas Day, but...

Weary

Life is beautiful. The experiences, The people Walking under the green leaves of trees; The sunlight making them shine like emeralds....

The Rule of 3

We can survive 3 minutes without breathable air. (Or longer when you’re near – I can’t tell – my breathing becomes so shallow). We can...

If I were a Snail

If I were a Snail, I’d consider sleeping through 2020 The election, the pandemic, the general hysteria I would avoid. Snails can sleep...

On the Side of the Mountain

In the spring when we ascended the mountain, It was too early for shorts and sandals for the climb but they had been perfect on the...

Madog Ab Owain Gwynedd

A Welsh legend I’m told, a prince who refused to fight with his siblings over their father’s throne. He sailed away off to the west. Did...

Summer Games

Do you remember parking our bikes on the lawn? It’s how we knew where to find each other when we were late to play. How about playing...

Shrine of Ancients Part Two

“Ember!” his stupid voice blares through the night. I wanted to get away unnoticed, but apparently Steval woke just as I left our...

Shrine of Ancients Part One

“Ember!” I sigh and turn to the town elder, wishing I could have escaped town to go berry picking like I typically do every other...

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