Assisted Living

No one should have to live in places like this: warehousing the elderly is all it is and anyway other societies respect their elders. Not like here. But you just don’t know until it is your decision to make And

Assisted Living

No one should have to live in places like this: warehousing the elderly is all it is and anyway other societies respect their elders. Not like here. But you just don’t know until it is your decision to make And

The park was our parish

The park was our parish That Sunday when we hiked the canyon, I wore black lace underwear from Victoria’s Secret, which I started thinking about when Joann and I sat on a flat white rock in the sun and baptized

The park was our parish

The park was our parish That Sunday when we hiked the canyon, I wore black lace underwear from Victoria’s Secret, which I started thinking about when Joann and I sat on a flat white rock in the sun and baptized

these dreams

these dreams jerk me from sleep imprisoning me in snarled sheets while I puzzle over what sins I am paying for with these dreams

these dreams

these dreams jerk me from sleep imprisoning me in snarled sheets while I puzzle over what sins I am paying for with these dreams

“Say…”

Somewhere in the hills outside of Austin on a very hot Saturday in August, my friend Carlos and I stopped at a roadside bar for a beer.  The place was small, set parallel to the highway and barely clear of

“Say…”

Somewhere in the hills outside of Austin on a very hot Saturday in August, my friend Carlos and I stopped at a roadside bar for a beer.  The place was small, set parallel to the highway and barely clear of

Saturday, Austin

Two glasses of chianti last night lead to a headache today. At the trendy hotel a half dozen self-consciously hip patrons eat granola and yogurt by the pool. Five blocks down Congress a crotch-to-knee wet spot on a man’s ill-fitting

Saturday, Austin

Two glasses of chianti last night lead to a headache today. At the trendy hotel a half dozen self-consciously hip patrons eat granola and yogurt by the pool. Five blocks down Congress a crotch-to-knee wet spot on a man’s ill-fitting

Going to Earth

I liked going to the country, to the farm where my cousins lived, because it seemed so exotic. First of all, while I lived in Lubbock, they lived near Earth, a small farming town in the Texas Panhandle. That just

Going to Earth

I liked going to the country, to the farm where my cousins lived, because it seemed so exotic. First of all, while I lived in Lubbock, they lived near Earth, a small farming town in the Texas Panhandle. That just

One final message

Ken was my son’s headmaster in middle school. He was a popular man in the community and an asset to the school, where his gentle love and encouragement smoothed over those rough adolescent years for many students. Nathan’s transfer to

One final message

Ken was my son’s headmaster in middle school. He was a popular man in the community and an asset to the school, where his gentle love and encouragement smoothed over those rough adolescent years for many students. Nathan’s transfer to