Temptations & Trespasses

Memoir & Reminiscence

The Missing Child

By |August 17th, 2017|

I wake in darkness to find my child gone. The realization comes slowly. Half-awake I reach out a hand to the opposite side of the bed. Grasping, slowly at first then faster, palm flat and

Making Mistakes: Looking Back at 2014

By |January 4th, 2015|

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.

Welcome to 2015

By |January 1st, 2015|

Happy New Year everyone. May the new year bring you joy and fortune. May you love and be loved by others. Paint your dreams and tell your story. Do not be afraid.

Digging to China

By |November 21st, 2014|

We walked along the beach, my companion and I, on a cloud-filled morning in late autumn. The air was cold and filled with a misty rain. It was the kind of weather that sticks to

Half Way Through

By |April 26th, 2014|

In a few days I will become 45 years old. A momentous occasion I have decided. It officially marks my exact middle age. I am officially half way through. See, the men in my family

Saying Goodbye

By |April 17th, 2014|

Tomorrow is the memorial service for my step-father Jim Morton. I say the word “step” here which, while accurate, does not convey his role in my life accurately. For when I think of the word

Cloud Burst Creativity

By |February 13th, 2014|

In the Denver Aquarium there is a flash flood exhibit. It is a semi-darkened room made to look like an empty cavern; artificial boulders and fake plants and the recorded sounds of a storm off

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