When The Heart Becomes Frigid

Lately I’ve become a little cold, not because I live in Alabama in March where it is 75° one day and 35° the next. I’m talking about the inner man, the part that, when fed properly, yearns to grow. It is also the part that, when I live for this flesh, grows dim and frigid.
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What To Do About This Living Stuff

This one starts sometime deep in the night, at that point where you know you should be sleeping but can’t find the dropping off point.  Somewhere deep in the crevices of my mind The Allman Brothers Band keeps repeating “Soulshine” but I’m really not even sure why. I think it may have something to do
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When The Tide Comes In

She and I love to travel. We will load up the car with hastily packed luggage, a couple of pillows for the ride and the other two people that reside at our place.  Sometimes we do not even know where we are headed until we get moving down the road. This is how we have always
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A Hillbilly in the Magic Kingdom

Getting out of town is something I love to do. As much as I love where I am from and never want to live anywhere else, I still love to see the sights. So when I had the opportunity to go to Disney World with my family, I jumped at the chance. I had been
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The Bridge to Home

I live on a country road out in the middle of nowhere.  It curves through the woods, climbs up hills and dips into hollers (hollows, for the over-educated) like a slow-moving serpent that is caught out after the first frost. I have strolled down this road with a fishing pole on my shoulder in search
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The Air Down Here

Years ago a girl I know made an observation about men.  She told me that all old men ever talked about was the weather. Her father was a farmer so I could see where she got this impression from.  I had not considered this before and probably have not given it much thought since but
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In Protest of Myself

The political climate lately has been at a fever pitch. Protestors and demonstrators have taken to the streets to make their voices heard.  Hate and disdain for the other side has been made manifest at events all across the country.  What a spectacle it is.  I have looked on from afar with amazement and bewilderment.
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Life Ain't Fair

I am not necessarily that wise of a man. I have lived a few years on this rock and have picked up some things along the way.  It is just the basics, mind you, but that’s really where the real living goes on anyway.  When I was a boy I learned early to never mess
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How I See It

Mid 70’s in North Alabama in the middle of January is a rare thing. It’s even stranger when a week before there was snow in the state. So this evening I decided to go outside to the porch and take a think.  I have been trying to get a hold on this thinking thing for years
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Restlessness

In my head again In circles, laps with no finish line Overwhelmed Overloaded So many thoughts consume That it all bunches up Leaving me immobile One bite at a time, the knowers scream But it isn’t like that in here Another voice cries out It says that time is fleeting So what of grand plans
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