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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The One That Stood

I am weak.  This comes as no shock to those who have known me a while. It’s nothing to be proud of but I must be honest.  At times in my life I have sat quietly by instead of standing on principles and standards that I believe to be true.  There are times when I
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Ole 26

Traffic was light on Monday morning as I bumbled my way back to work.  I guess most folks still had a day off after Christmas.  We all need that extra day to recover from the obscene amount of junk we ate and to return that sweater that would not have fit you in the eighth grade. 
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'Tis the Season

I took a trip today to a local variety store that I loath but somehow find myself drawn to whenever I need something.  My son and I went inside to search for a couple of Christmas gifts (because that’s what we do for a month and a half now). While shopping I could feel the
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The Beard

I decided this year to grow a beard. It turns out that it is not that difficult a thing to accomplish, no pushing outward of hair or fighting off of beard thieves.  One simply puts down the razor for a time and, like magic, hair will begin to sprout like corn looking for the sun.
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Legends

I took a trip this week to a place many folks have never heard of.  My son was playing basketball in the small town of Geraldine (pronounced Jural-deen by us sophisticates) Alabama.  Some of the finest people I know come from this town and I am a good judge of people so you can bet
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Lessons From A Cow

It’s quiet here in the early morning hours at my country home.  The smell of coffee fills the air. The morning sun shines through the windows making beams between the blinds that look as if I could touch them.The television is turned off, but all it will take to spring into action is for one
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Unheard

Unheard Gasping once more Where life’s breath once stirred Seeking a way To not be unheard Darkness encompasses Where light is deterred Out in the cold Where still one’s unheard Trying to speak With unfamiliar word While ideas exist They hover unheard Longing to fly Take out like a bird Hiding from fault So must
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How to judge a tree

While going about my daily delivering of commerce to other working stiffs (who were not particularly glad to see me because when I show up with freight that means they must unload it) I happened to glance toward a tree. I’m sure that tree has been there for some time just like the other trees
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