Moment of Trial

Why is Free Speech relevant today If today citizens of this great country continue to value a free society then they will continue to uphold the tenants of free speech and defend our rights for it. In our exercise of Free speech, we prove the distinction nature of humanity, inspire education, test administrative power and…

The Size of Humility

an excerpt from my memoir, The Art of Midlife Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava on Pexels.com I never thought my breasts would grow to the size of nana’s. I can see that now, as I prepare for the shower, they certainly are getting there. I’m a writer, so most of my day is spent in pajamas…

Our past doesn’t determine our future

a short story about cookies, finishing well and learning new ways. When I was growing up if anyone in our home wanted cookies, they would mix up a batch of chocolate chip dough that was the only kind of cookies that were ever homemade in our kitchen. After mixing up the dough, the “baker” would…

A Taste of Maine

The first time I loved Maine I was driving down Vassalboro road five long hours from home. The road was stretched out before us like the pan American highway; it was lined with golden fields and farm lands as far as the eye could see. Massive, round bales of hay dotted the country side like…

Bird Watching and God

A short article on the splendor of diversity Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com I enjoy watching birds, as many people do, they are splendid creatures deserving of our attention, not even Jesus left them out, reminding us that not one of these tiny frail creatures falls to the ground without the father’s knowledge. I…

Turn You Northward

“Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” — DEUTERONOMY 2:3 There comes a day like today and 100 days before it when I am bloody tired of circling the same mountain, moving the same pile of bricks, traveling the same road around and around observing the same scenery and encountering the same…

is there any value to failure

One time I heard a varsity volleyball coach tell a group of girls before tryouts, that he would "put them in positions where they could not succeed in order to see how they would respond." that has always stuck with me in particular when I am failing. It is good to remember that failure doesn't…

Have Mercy

Photo by Jenna Richardson on Pexels.com I was vacuuming my living room floor, under chairs, over rugs and between tables legs. The sound of the vacuum was loud and the canister heavy, it kept falling over if I moved to far away. Must clean – oh God clean my childrens hearts. AS I ran the…