No No, no, no no. Oh God. Shattering, crashing, rolling. Dead… Gone and gone and oh, God she is gone. A friendship dies in a tangle of Crushed and twisted metal in the dark. Oh, how I hope you were not afraid, and Yet, I know you were. Alone and afraid and me so far … Continue reading No. (2016)
I have lived in Michigan for 15 years now, but as most of you know, I grew up in Georgia. My family, however, is from Knoxville, TN. From Athens, GA for most of my life, the drive to Knoxville took you over the Mountain and through Sevier County. We would drive through both Gatlinburg and … Continue reading As Gatlinburg Burns I remember
Change is Organic, not instant. It moves slowly, and not always in linear fashion. Each step forward breaks through, But sometimes, it slides back and Fear and Hopelessness Grip us, undermine us and take away that which we have gained. Oh how we desire to be able to change the world In a heartbeat. Pass … Continue reading Change is worth the work.
In the face of extreme disappointment it is easy to give up, disown, turn away. In the wake of our nations turmoil, many of us are disillusioned, horrified, scared for our people, loved ones, even strangers on the street. Understand, though, that if you give up, "they" win. If you renounce your Americanism, then the … Continue reading Reflections on the week.