Category Archives: Essays

The Angels Have Gone Away

The Angels Have Gone Away The angels don’t play here anymore. The angels have gone away. They flew away when the selfishness and shallowness rose up in clouds and blocked the last feeble tendrils of sunlight that once shone on me. Now my everydays have turned into discordant dirges defining a darkness where only demons… Read More »

On Crocuses and Life

On Crocuses and Life I don’t have much of a life, I guess. I’ve been waiting all winter to see some form of life spring forth from the cold, almost-still-frozen earth. Normally, the first things to spring forth are the crocuses, and most years these hearty little flowers start poking their heads up through the… Read More »

Waiting, Worrying, Savoring

Waiting, Worrying, Savoring As I looked out my living room window this morning, my first reaction was disappointment and dismay. Another morning, another snowy landscape, another hour of clearing snow from the driveway and sidewalk. It’s February, I’m in the Great Lakes region of the USA, so I shouldn’t be surprised. I looked at the… Read More »