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September 1, 2018

We were born here, and we were raised with a dream: a dream written down more than two hundred years ago by some folks who got out of a pretty bad situation, just about like we're in right now.

March 23, 2018

We have indeed become slaves to technology.

August 17, 2017

Ben had never been in this place before—a huge room, found at the end of the long hallway, just off the main entrance. Residents were not allowed in that area without a special pass. Ben had one today, for the first time.

The light was low … the room dimly lit by burning...

May 5, 2017

My friend Ben used to watch old Lewis hobble along the sidewalk of the downtown square back in Enid, Oklahoma.  Lewis always had his crutches, one under each arm, and he literally dragged his legs and feet along as he pivoted the crutches back and forth. He had gotten...

March 9, 2017

As I turned on the water to draw my bath, I glanced at the shelf by the tub lined with bottles of bath oils and lotions, reflecting various colors of the sky, the earth and flowering desert plants.  Many of those bottles were given to me by friends at a birthday party...

February 23, 2017

Cody walked onstage and surveyed the huge, cheering crowd, soaking in the excitement and energy radiated by thousands of adoring fans, the flashing effects lighting, the fog, and fireworks spewing from the pillars behind him.

The warm-up band had been good … but the hug...

February 8, 2017

I wonder if these songs come to me for a purpose, and if there are meanings that need to be explored, lessons to be learned.

November 16, 2016

Here's the story of how it all began . . .

"The mind will play funny tricks on you. One minute you’re in a business meeting or hard at work on the job, and then, something will hit you that brings back a familiar taste, or smell, or feeling, and the next thing you know,...

August 23, 2016

From the book "Twisted by the Wind"

Ben used to go down to the park on Sundays with Frankie, his cousin. They were about nine or ten at the most.  One particular summer, things got real interesting.

Frankie had learned how to look out for himself by that time. He could a...

August 9, 2016

The waters of change come sweeping over the shifting sands of life.

If you can imagine, you can see the crystalline sandy particles rolling past in the movement of the waves as they come in and then move out, come in and move out, these "waves of change", bringing wit...