Sparks (or not)
Emitted from the fire, their tiny illumination endures for the briefest of moments…then, they are gone

Archive for July 2010

The Ranger

July 24, 2010

Here’s a funny story from my childhood I  like to tell when family and friends are gathered around the campfire: My family (Dad, Mom and three brothers)  occasionally loaded up the car and traveled around the state of Oregon during the summer, stopping to camp at various sites along the way. At one such campground […]

Sargasso Summer

July 18, 2010

Every sports fan knows the feeling. It’s the off-season. What to do while you wait…and wait…and wait for opening day? This original poem was written in 2007 as an encouragement and reminder that eventually you WILL see some action. Like sailors on a cyber sea Our gaze more fore than aft Hearts affixed on distant […]


July 12, 2010

Deliberately made with a purpose in mind. Even if your parents didn’t exactly plan on you in a careless moment of passion. Even if you came to be  in the squalor of the slum or the plush comfort of the privileged. Even if you believe your existence is merely a random roll of the dice […]

Who I am

July 10, 2010

One with nature stalking silently, prepared to kill and thank the Creator for another day’s or week’s provision Somewhere deep in my bones the young Brave still shivers at the lurking, lusting eyes of the wildcat. Ancient and Asian steeped in centuries of tradition yet life is but a daily ritual of fish and rice…fish […]