Disavowed and Forgotten

It is amazing how many people find themselves disavowed and forgotten. For many it is through their personal own life choices and decisions. Drugs, alcohol, recklessness, and fecklessness may force loved ones into a position…

The Cottage

The small English Tudor with its cracked front sidewalk, worn-out steps, over-grown grass and broken garage door had always brought me so much peace and contentment. Dad's airstream trailer stood stately beside the run down…

Mortality – Changing Code

My oldest brother passed away last year. Being the last of eight children, with brothers and sisters in nearly another generation entirely, it was something I didn't ever want to have to face.My brother didn't…

Cemetery Draw

I do not know what it is that draws me to visit a cemetery. I realize as I see throngs of others at gravesites that I am not alone, but it still seems like a…