Smile Emojis and Other Blunders

I remember the day... the day that changed everything for communication. It was the day that news sources began accepting “comments” under news articles. When was that even? It has to have been at least ten years ago... but I remember thinking, well it’s nice to hear about the coming snowstorm from the actual journalist, [...]

When The Pain Won’t Let Up…

Back in the day, when I was questioning everything, I turned to music. I started with good ole' fashioned 90's rage metal and alternative "confused and angry but also artist-poet" music that blended poetry of pain into chaotic chords... But I finally settled on Pink Floyd. I remember listening to it for the first time [...]

When Nothing Makes Sense…

Praise God for days that don’t make sense for ceaseless cries and pleading eyes everlasting piles of mess missed appointments bills unpaid wet-soaked sky and tiredness wounds unhealed heart with ache while overtaking days still pass. Yet things just seem to fall in place despite my prayer or side-eyed glance at icons sternly, softly quietly [...]

He Gave Me Diamonds

He gave me diamonds this morning. Though bank account lay bare and still small bills eluded me There they were, glistening in glorious morning sun Shades of infinite color Uncapturable by human hand Multitudes, huge wealth beyond measure Yet only for me, for moments, To savor Before they dropped and disappeared... He gave me diamonds. [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]