stardust

I’ve publicly stated that I’m in the midst of a series of essays about a recent trip. At last count, I had covered two of those five essays. And then…

a church on the corner

I walked up to the church on the corner, its blue sign with neon tubes performing the simple task of identifying the building. Traffic passed by at regular intervals in…

getting back on

Today, Grace got bucked off her horse; and then she got back on again. I wouldn’t put so fine a point on this except for the fact that it’s kind…

back to school

This time of year has meant “back to school” for me since 1976, when I entered Mrs. Wright’s preschool class. Each fall since that time I’ve been back to school,…

long leads, small miracles

As I approached I could see the long lead stringing from Grace, semi taut like the line of a kite that was gracefully swaying across my horizon. Except it wasn’t…