Hope has two daughters

It was a chilly early spring night at the juxtaposition of a dead end street and what had been a corn field the season before, the remnants of the fall harvest still standing as lone sentinels in the softened earth. The sun was beginning to disappear on the horizon and the stars were coming out, […]

There will be poor always…..

Holy Week is almost upon us. For those of you who are secular and may not know, that’s the week that falls between Palm Sunday and Easter. It’s a time for solemnity and devotion. It’s a time for reflection and even traditions. This time of year, I am always reminded of the rock opera Jesus […]

Open our eyes

Sometimes, when we’re writing our own stories, we tend to make ourselves look smarter and bigger and better. We close our minds to the ways of the world, accepting only a exclusive story of what has happened to us. We throw wisdom to the wind, as it were. It’s natural for us to become absorbed […]


It’s March. It’s nearly spring and green is becoming the color of the season. Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, which means many blessings attributed to the Irish abound. One sort of so-called Irish blessing that has been thumbtacked to my bathroom wall since I moved into the tiny abode I lived in several years […]

Deep Questions

I have noticed, throughout the years, that most kids ask a great many questions. They are relentless in their quest to understand how the world works and why it works that way. They are constantly trying to challenge the ways of the world as they challenge their own selves. They are insatiable in their need […]

For the Love of Fellowship

If you are reading this, do me a favor. Reach out your hand as far as it will go. How far can you reach? Can you touch a person near you? Can you reach it out to help someone or some thing? You probably aren’t much all by yourself. Imagine what would happen if we […]

Voices in our heads

I joke that a great deal of my stories are voices in my head yelling out their stories, hoping I will go ahead and finally write what they are saying. These voices are, for the most part, harmless and a part of my imagination I embrace wholeheartedly. After all, I wouldn’t have my Portals Series […]

True Love

It’s hard to believe that the month of January is already nearly over. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the season of lovers, romance, chocolate and flowers. Stores and other venues are decorated with pinks, reds and whites and it seems as though love is in the air. But there are so many […]