Yesterday’s flowers

John sat down on the wooden bench in the garden. The raw timbers felt rough on his legs, but the years of use had worn it down and made it comfortable and relaxing. He looked down at his feet for a moment. The wind brushed his face with a sweet scent created from all the open flowers. He didn’t notice. … Read more

The Stories I Hear

Note: The full version of this can be found on my campaign web site That seems to be the better venue for this. Follow this link for the full version I had two conversations this weekend that bothered me. Actually, it was three now that I think of it. I’ll get to them in a moment. Sometimes, when I … Read more

Placing Value

A while back, I wrote about how much I appreciate the sometimes random chances in life. How when we are open to it, when we create space for it, these sometimes unplanned things can enter our lives. They can be rewarding, enriching, enlightening and filled with fun. In recent weeks, I’ve not allowed much randomness into my life. I’ve been … Read more

Backpacking forward

On Thursday morning, I went to the HCC Cosmetology building for the annual First Call for Help back pack give away. This happens every year for as long as I can remember. When I was at The News, we’d write about it beforehand, to help drum up donations, and the day of the event. This was the first time I … Read more