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CAMP GRANADA

CAMP GRANADA

CAMP GRANADA "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda, here I am at camp Granada;" Allan Sherman released that song in 1963, two years after my incarceration at Camp Dominic Savio. My mother meant well and was happy to get me out of her hair for two weeks; she had no idea what was...

An Abundant Life

An Abundant Life

An Abundant Life Walter F. "Happy" Goodman. First Interview Once I believed in chance encounters; now I know providence arranges every meeting, nothing is left to chance. I have postponed writing this story far too long; my life events placed Walters Memoirs in my...

THERE’S A STORM A COMING

THERE’S A STORM A COMING

STORM CLOUDS I call it the "someday I am gonna," syndrome, the procrastinator's poem. My thoughts venture into regrettable choices and missed opportunities as I approach the final chapter in life; I made a Jethro Bowl full of dumb-ass turns and regret everyone....

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31 I intended today's blog to be purely about photography and the...

A GRATEFUL NATION TAKES ROOT

A GRATEFUL NATION TAKES ROOT

A GRATEFUL NATION TAKES ROOT "Lastly and chiefly, the way to prosper and achieve good success is to make yourselves all of one mind for the good of your country and your own, and to serve and fear God the giver of all goodness." The charter of the Virginia Company...

CURLY’S LAW

CURLY’S LAW

CURLY'S LAW THE CROSS BEFORE THE CROWN "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson "Life is a journey, not a destination." ―...

Hope and a Prayer

Hope and a Prayer

I did not write this message today; the author's intellects fly far above my capabilities. Yet the words sang true to my heart as I prepared to photograph another sunrise example of HOPE and the creativity and love of God. I decided to go to the exact location and...

THE BACKYARD

THE BACKYARD

THE BACKYARD Temperatures are falling, leaves are wrinkled golden brown, the air is crisp, and frost gathers every morning. Fall is ending, and winter temperatures are knocking on our door. We are pressing to finish fall garden work to prep for next spring--Water...

GUARDIANS OF UNION STATION, chapter one

GUARDIANS OF UNION STATION, chapter one

GUARDIANS OF UNION STATION A Short Story Chapter one—MEETING GOLIATH: I stood safely tucked into a corner, in a calm eddy, away from the flow of people. I have the "Aces and Eights" phobia, and I never leave my back exposed to a surprise; I always face the door, back...

THE HILLBILLY HELLO

THE HILLBILLY HELLO

THE HILLBILLY HELLO Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2 When I worked at the Airport in those days, the terminal was tiny with one airline counter and a bar that could support a dozen sloshy souls. The...

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