Forever, Michael

Five years ago on this day a man who was and remains special to me exited this world. It was the ultimate shock, even though I had dreamt of just those circumstances, him dying suddenly, more times than I dare to admit now. Those dreams would inevitably lead to me crying in my sleep and … Continue reading Forever, Michael

Dear Journal: Got Milk?

Dear Journal, I forgot the milk. Twice. What’s wrong with me? The first time was somewhat understandable. I mean, it was cold and I had been saving it for last, during my shopping trip to Target. Of course I checked and double-checked my list to make sure I had all the items on it, but … Continue reading Dear Journal: Got Milk?

Little Girl Gone

“I’m not a little girl anymore, daddy. I’m a big girl, and I’m getting bigger every day.” -Alexa (my daughter) When I look at her I still see that little girl who was placed in my arms a little over eight years ago in the hospital. She was so tiny then, like a baby doll, … Continue reading Little Girl Gone

Eighty-Two

(to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Twenty-Two”) It feels like a perfect day to take out my false teeth And make fun of those youngsters. Uh uh. Uh uh. It feels like a perfect day for those high waisted pants To keep me looking groovy. Uh uh. Uh uh. Yeaaaah. I’m dazed, confused, and emotional … Continue reading Eighty-Two

Not That Guy

I couldn’t tell you the difference between a spark plug and an axle rod. I don’t know who won the 1987 World Series. I nod along when other guys talk about the latest Man vs. Wild. It’s just not my thing. I wouldn’t climb a mountain if my life depended on it, or if a … Continue reading Not That Guy

The Space Between

“But this time, Jesus, how can I be sure I would not lose my follow through between the altar and the door?” ~Casting Crowns There is a space between spirituality and religion. It is the space that I inhabit. Ask most peopleĀ  and they can tell you where they stand on religion. There are 4 … Continue reading The Space Between