The Gods Among Us.

Once upon a time, many years ago, it was assumed the gods would occasionally take time off from their ambrosia swilling to come down and mingle among the inhabitants of earth. It was not an unusual reaction then, when Paul and his partner Barnabas, having healed a crippled man one day in Iconium, for the... Continue Reading →


Anatomy of a Slow Burn, Part Two: Through The Fire and Flames

I am convinced most people, and men in particular, hope to find themselves one day among comrades. Camaraderie is that bond of fellowship which the dictionary describes as, "the mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together." This pseudo-butter-spread definition, though not entirely false, falls short of the mark. I... Continue Reading →

Glory in a Beer Can

Cedar forests are fascinating little ecosystems. At least, they are to those of us who are interested in such things. Because so little light can penetrate through its evergreen canopy, the air underneath remains close and damp. The soil, rich but acidic, proves inhospitable except for the odd fern and several dozens mushroom varieties which... Continue Reading →

On Winding Down

There is an ache which accompanies the days of late summer. The perennials, having lived their brief moment of glory, lie spent and sheared to ankle height. The sugar maples and aspens, though still largely green, begin to betray their autumnal undergarments; it won't be long before they disrobe completely. Yellow clouds of goldenrod hum... Continue Reading →

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