Category Archives: Essays

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” I have been thinking about that particular aphorism lately. I wonder if our lives really are measured by the number of breaths we take or even by the number of moments… Read More »


Earl It wasn’t long ago I watched him walk down the street with a sad, strange limp. In spite of it being a warm, sunny day, he wore a tattered jacket, brown and threadbare in spots, and buttoned up to his neck. His face wrinkled and worn, only showed me that age had not been… Read More »

We Were Friends

We Were Friends At first I pretended. I tricked myself into thinking it didn’t matter much that you were no longer my friend. Sometimes I make life too complicated: We were good friends and then we weren’t – it’s as simple as that. It’s kind of like being told you have a terminal illness –… Read More »

Thoughts on the Passing of the Seasons

Thoughts on the Passing of the Seasons Drifting so silently we play wasting the hours, Warm in our knowledge of yesterday’s passing. We’ve met on the hilltops and parted near mountains, And we touched without feeling beneath a gray winter sky. Seasons. Never fails. They sneak up on you, don’t they? One day I’m looking… Read More »


Painters It’s been a warm and beautiful summer this summer. One of the best summers I can remember.  Plenty of sunshine and beautiful pleasantly warm summer days. A summer just perfect for outdoor activities. Two of my favorite outdoor activities are walking and reading. Most people think of reading as an indoor activity and do… Read More »