Flying With Beethoven

The dust spun and danced in the late afternoon sun, then settled for just a short time upon the black Steinway grand piano. I waited on one of the many hard chairs that lined Mrs. Adams living room with my sheet music on my lap, until she waved me towards the kitchen...
The Advocate

The Advocate

The door swings open, and I follow the young Victim Services Advocate into the parole hearing room. She’s young and pregnant with her first baby, a girl she said, after she realized it was okay to talk about everyday things with me. She had to keep me separate,...
Set Apart – Not All Set

Set Apart – Not All Set

Jesus People 1970’s   “Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Sanctification: 1. to set apart to a sacred purpose: Consecrate 2:to free from sin: Purify This word popped into my mind as I made my way through the woods this morning, lifting my...

And A Lot of Patience

If you are really a Cape Codder, you will never admit that the weather is good – at least without adding a disclaimer like, “What a beautiful day! But tomorrow it’s supposed to rain/snow/hail…” True to my 40 years of being what is called a...

Just An Ordinary Superhero

Steve Rogers. Britt Reid. Tony Stark. Do any of these names ring a bell? Okay…how about Peter Parker? Bruce Wayne. Here we go – Clark Kent! Yep…you got it. Superheroes, in their not-so-super everyday selves. I haven’t given this much thought since...