In Memorial To An Astounding Friend

Getting notice that a close one has passed never goes easy on a person. Especially not when there's a 9 year old waiting inside to chow down on some cake for his birthday, and he has no idea why everyone is suddenly silently hiding-sad. The magnificent thing that we can know about those who have… Continue reading In Memorial To An Astounding Friend

Exquisite Archives

Isn't it quite exquisite how our brains work? One moment we could be thinking of nothing of great importance, while the next you're experiencing a mind-boggling question, about the great questions of life. Isn't it incredible how in one moment, we could live in a single memory we say we could never forget, then it… Continue reading Exquisite Archives

Senior

Perhaps one of the saddest sights in life is not the view of a lost love or even the loss of yourself, but the actual finding of yourself. This, of course, is me referring 'To the End.' Not the end of your life, now don't be silly! I am talking about the end of school.… Continue reading Senior

Lessons of a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

 

 

Missives Worth Reading

“Making that peanut butter and jelly sandwich was not going to be an opportunity for praise. It was expected of me. It was my first task of the day, and doing it right was important. It demonstrated my discipline … attention to detail … a reminder that I had done something well … no matter how small the task.”

I lied.

That’s not the real-deal quote. And I’ll tell you why in a bit.

Those are the words of a career Navy SEAL … and, no … he didn’t make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He made his bed. And that’s no lie.

If you haven’t heard, he scribbled a run-away best-seller called “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life … And Maybe the World”. It’s pithy and quick … such an easy swallow my teenage grandson ate it in one night. The book … not…

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Alfie Evans

Missives Worth Reading

“Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong
Here in heaven

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Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?

I’ll find my way
Through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay
Here in heaven

Time can bring you down
Time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart
Have you begging please, begging please

Beyond the door
There’s peace I’m sure
And I know there’ll be no more
Tears in heaven

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Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t…

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Street Lights

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Street Lights

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I was sitting in a diner, only a couple of people around, having their own conversations, taking their time with every movement they made.

I sipped on my sprite and looked at the clock on the wall, seeing how slowly the seconds ticked by. I watched as the bubbles from my soda rose to the top of my drink, popping as they passed the ice and hit the surface.

The cars outside drove by slowly, like no one was in a rush for once. Piano Man played quietly on the radio, and the sizzling of the stovetop hissed as person by person walked out leaving nothing but their dirty plates and a few crumpled dollars where they had been sitting.

Behind me, an older man sipped his coffee, gazing outside to the road dimly lit by streetlights, watching people walk by. He slowly turned his head…

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