Category Archives: family

“The State of Our Union”

Here is my perspective today… Almost three years ago we decided to ally our separate states and form a more perfect union. We took up arms against our discord, grief, anguish, and sorrow and vowed to one another to govern … Continue reading

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“A Cup of Tears”

It’s been a while since I’ve done any writing.  I’ve been busy with all sorts of things the last few months–big remodel of the house (inside and out), traveled to the UK for two weeks, back and forth to the mountains … Continue reading

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“When I’m Sixty-Four”

Today I am sixty-four years old. This sixty-fourth year has been one of great contrast to the previous one, and itself has had some ups and downs, but mostly it has been a wonderful twelve months. Last year at this … Continue reading

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“Circle of Gold”

On December 30, 1972, I married my best friend, Nancy Fender. She put a gold ring on my finger as we pledged to love and honor one another as long as we both lived. January 17, 2013—forty years, eighteen days, … Continue reading

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“Unforgiven”

He was surprised to see me sitting in his recliner in the living room when he got home from work, especially since his wife, my daughter, wasn’t there. She is supposed to be here to greet him and have supper … Continue reading

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“Glory’s Promise”

Roy stood on the hillside and looked out over the gold-green field of waving blue stem and buffalo grass dotted with the rusty backs of his small herd of Herefords. The spring calves had been few, but there were calves. … Continue reading

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“Shaving”

We shaved together this morning—my grandfather, my father, and I—smiling at one another in the mirror of memory. I dragged the razor through the foam, up under my chin; then looked down to rinse away three days’ stubble. “You missed … Continue reading

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