Category Archives: Story

The Circle of Life

Something just dawned on me today.  I’ve spent the last 7 or 8 or 9 days sitting with my Dad in the hospital (the dates and days of the week have become a blur).  As I order his meals, press the required call button for help or speak with the doctors, nurses and techs, the beeps and buzzers and pagers are muted from time to time by the moans and coughs and groans of his floormates. Continue reading The Circle of Life

The Kiss

Sunshine, a six-pack of beer, and a swimmin’ hole.

It’s not like Zack and his friends didn’t have a chlorinated, public pool a few blocks from their houses in town, but the newly discovered swimmin’ hole some ten miles out of town was much more entertaining.  The Lil’ Wolf Hole was hidden from the World by a thick grove of trees, just a muddied dirt path away from a busy highway and what they considered normal. Continue reading The Kiss

Christmas Music In May

You probably don’t know Alberta or Craig or Gerald or my cousin Patty,  or any of the other voices heard in this month’s installment of Christmas Music all year-long.  If one were singing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, your voice may be masked over by the vast numbers of fellow choir members.  But not in your typical small town church. Continue reading Christmas Music In May