How could God allow this to happen?

I have lived in this world for a fair number of years now ... enough that I don't really want to say how many! I am also pretty intelligent, and I am a thinker. I like to delve into things, plumb them to their depths. Still, it never ceases to amaze me how much I... Continue Reading →


Today during my commute time I was listening to an audiobook.  I'm not going to tell you which one because I don't want to give away any plot lines or anything, but as I was listening today a young man died.  He was put to death for a murder he didn't commit.  His family was... Continue Reading →

Sorrow and loss

This morning I was looking through some of my old writings, and I came across a poem I wrote a few years ago. I love poetry but don't write it often. Not suprisingly, this poem encompasses a couple of themes that seem to have made themselves the center of my heart's work over the years,... Continue Reading →

Music heals

I know the people who read my blog are interested in the subject of loss and grief. I know that people get inspiration from the fact that I have suffered some of the worst of these, and I am still alive. I get that inspiration from others as well, and so I thought I'd like... Continue Reading →

Endings and Beginnings

From the time when I was very young, I have had a sense of life as being a journey. There is a road we are on, and yes, I believe there is a destination we have to reach -- or maybe more like a series of destinations. Our destiny. It may be big or it... Continue Reading →

Minute by Minute

Today I was working on an application for a client, and I had to enter the date he had first entered the United States.  It was November 20, 1988 -- the day after Michaela was kidnapped.  I had to stop for a moment there, as I remembered that day and what it was like for... Continue Reading →

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