A Piece of Memory

A Piece of Memory The flashlight fell from my feeble fingers into the fast- moving current of Campers Creek. In the moonless darkness, my body trembled with the awful cold and uncertainty of the moment. Uncertainty? How did I know this was Campers Creek? I was here with my club-footed cousin so many years ago…why […]

A New Destiny

A New Destiny      On Friday, January 20, 2017, the United States writes the first chapter in its new destiny – what should be the peaceful transition of National power, the swearing-in of a new president, Donald J. Trump.     With this inauguration, America ushers in a new destiny with a man who […]

Passing Glory

Passing Glory PAST           We practiced all summer, between beach time and part-time work. We worked hard to become Western Rose High School’s best tandem quarterback and wide receiver in the football history of our school and our state of South Carolina.           We? Bobby Borden is […]

Winter Musings

  Winter Musing The trees are bare and ungiving Like the souls of sick minds, Their dead leaves floating in the Wind to a winter of indifference.   Among the chaos of winter urges Comes the hope of a white dove, Spreading its inviting wings of Devotion to an ancient Deity.   Soon the loveliness […]

Believe It Or Not

Believe It or Not! “It’s difficult…” “It’s also illegal…” “Can’t tell my wife, my kids, my in-laws, my friends…my country.” “These are the most frustrating moments of my life!” The Shrink sat in his stuffed leather chair, legs crossed, staring across the short space with imperious blue squinted eyes. Dr. Keeley paused for several seconds, […]

The Soul of a Dreamer

The Soul of a Dreamer or Play Me a Tune, Piano Man With this post I get to show not only some of my ‘warts of longing and wanderlust’ but an abiding romanticism that has tagged along with me through my life. The Piano Bar Is symbolic of some younger years when I was going […]

Flowers and Fate

Flowers and Fate “Red or yellow roses, Sir?” the older lady in the flower shop asked. The young man in his early thirties smiled and raised his brow. “Now, how did you know it was to be roses, Millie?” He knew her from a name tag. “It’s the body language, young man. Your step, your […]

Reality and Truth

  Reality and Truth – An Imagined Discourse in a Democracy – Socrates – You say ‘the world is not fair’. How is the world not fair? Citizen – There is inequality in so many facets of our lives. Socrates – Why do you think that is so? Citizen – Because the wealthy control our […]

There Must Be A Better Way

There Must Be A Better Way   “Hey, Man, this is great stuff! Wow! The sky’s amazing! Look at all the colors… Awesome, dude! What’s this stuff we’re doing?” A teenager named Beasley was speaking.   Another teenager named Freeman spoke, “It’s sensimilla, bonehead, and those colors are natural colors this time of day. It’s […]

From Italy With Love

From Italy With Love I thought it was all over! There were two problems. My single engine plane coughed, sputtered, and acted like it was out of gas – but the tank was filled just twenty minutes before at the air park in Genoa. The other problem was lack of control – without success, I […]