Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tomorrow’s Cheese

I recently saw this sign outside the First Baptist of Okay, a church in the tiny town of Okay, Oklahoma. This one took me back to when I was struggling to find words for a book I was writing two … Continue reading

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Breaking A Chord

A few years back, I worked as a newspaper columnist for the Daily Sun-News which is based in the heart of a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona. In that role, I had many opportunities to write about  people and … Continue reading

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Is God Really The Tooth Fairy?

“Look at me. Look at my life. It’s been a train wreck.” I am a social worker and, sometimes, that’s what I hear from people nearing death. It’s what a ninety-year-old, terminally ill patient with heart disease said to me … Continue reading

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Crosier in a Banana Box

And after all these years, I thought Crosier was either a bone-crushing lineman or a sergeant in the fighting archangel corps… Crosier is the name of my high school yearbook. It’s been sitting in a Chiquita Banana box with my old … Continue reading

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How Do You Pull Through?

Ever get put through the wringer? Well, here’s the real McCoy…   I found this ancient gizmo while driving through Okay, Oklahoma yesterday. It was sitting outside on someone’s front lawn.  The wringer (in this photo it’s the attachment on the … Continue reading

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Barrels of Oil and Buckets of Faith

My first car was a 1951 Chevy Power Glide, a beastly machine my grandfather dubbed, The Boiler. I bought it for $80 in 1970, the summer I turned nineteen. It was a far cry from my father’s, sleek ’66 Pontiac … Continue reading

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