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How To Love A Lying Liar

Andrew is a teller of tall tales; a lying liar of the most imaginative kind. He is loved by many around here and hated by some. Even those that like him express exasperation at times. For one thing; you often cannot get a word in of your…

Grief and Hope on Memorial Day

There are  signs that summer is emerging in this small Idaho river town -in the sounds, the sights and the smells. Sunburns on faces, backs and legs. A slower, friendlier pace is emerging. Roses popping up bright in the neighborhood yards.…

Just Another Meth Addict In Need Of A Hug

Everything was always cool with Jim. He is a highly verbal guy, very good at telling you what you want to hear, but also with a kind heart. He is willing to help you do most any task you may have, and generous with his cigarettes if he…

Are You In The Mood For A Mood Piece?

I have seen quite a few therapists and psychiatrists in my life, some of my own volition and some at the volition of my family and the state. The only one that I thought was any good was a woman i saw several times when I was in  school at…

Love Yourself as Jesus Loves You

I spoke at my church a couple of weeks back; it is something I get to do 4 or 5 times a year. I enjoy it despite the nerves that sometimes come up; although I do grow more comfortable each time. I try not to over prepare and some may think…

Be A Companion To The Lonely

Earth and Sky are what we are made of; they provide all that we have. The two run through us regardless of anything at all. Fall, it seems to me, belongs more to the Earth, than to the Sky, to the feminine and The Mother. The…

Express Yourselves…Lovely Deplorables!

Cooler weather recently here in Northern Idaho.  The leaves know their days are numbered and are pushing their most brilliant colors forward, just to show off some, before they return to the earth.  It is raining today -water dripping off…

What Every Human Deserves

I dropped Kevin off some hamburgers and sandwiches tonight in the car he has been sleeping in for a week. I was honestly surprised he was still there. I was hoping he would be inside somewhere enjoying some football. The car doesn't run and…

Love Is Real You See

I love sunset here in the valley, particularly in the summer. Lots of green in my neighborhood despite the desert like heat. The smell and the feel of this time was a comfort for me in childhood and remains so today. You look out over the…

It Makes Me Not Want To Kill

I must confess that Dylan and his posse made me a little nervous when they started showing up at the Sunday feed. They would roll up in a rusted out, big ass, breaking down, American automobile of some sort. Walk in ten minutes before…