Category Archives: Uncategorized

Perimeter

I want you back home. I want you to walk the perimeter of our town’s public park again, Glens Falls New York. Remember how it felt, to get out there in the early morning, when it was just the birds … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Uncategorized, WWII | 2 Comments

Why is Yes So Hard For Me to Say?

Fighting the tendency to say “No” is something I say yes to every day. I don’t want to say No when I’m asked if I want something, or if I want to do something. I don’t want to respond to … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A Deep Dive Into Precious Cards

Condolence cards age like nothing can touch them. They may be paper, but they’re powerful. You don’t have to be great at writing heartfelt wishes. When you send a sympathy card, your effort is great, all by itself. Condolence cards … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

The Kid

The kid buzzed around the store like he was the son of the owner. In fact, for a few minutes I actually thought he was. What was he, nine, ten years old? He roamed behind the tight sales counter, gaining … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fledgling

Were you scared? I ask because you looked unprepared. You didn’t want to step forward from the regular world, did you, despite being crowded out, by yourself. But you saw what was coming. Your own growth pushed you towards a … Continue reading

Posted in Artwork, non-fiction, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A Brush with Dearth

A friend spent four dollars on me. Does that sound like a little, or a lot? He picked over some items at a yard sale and chose a bag of artist’s brushes he thought I might like. Does that sound … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Black Night

In an old town, ten steps behind a familiar grass hill, sits a backlot filled with debris. There’s a full-sized stone statue of a boy, with a bird on his shoulder—both decapitated. The boy’s head is on the ground; the … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Best Friend

You were my best friend. Wakefield, early spring, 1980. We were two fourteen-year-olds who were introduced to each other by a troublemaker, and his bringing us together was the one good thing that kid did all year. He wanted something … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Empty the Jar of Humanity

I don’t care about the stuff you’re made of, or your size, or where you live. What matters is your utility, how you put your talents to good use. Have you disbursed what you’ve been given throughout your life? Not … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stop Listening and Learn To Just Be Silent

Are you ready to learn something unexpected? If youth is fondly recalled, and youth is about new experiences, then think about the associations of new, as a concept. New is exciting! Are you ready? Stop listening, and learn to just … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment