Morning Errands

Morning errands seem never-ending. Today, we went towards Bryson City instead of Sylva. We stopped at the coffee shop to ask if Bryson City has a pet store. Of course, I stopped in the coffee shop to ask. I could search GPS, but people have better answers about local places. Besides, I am still training […]

Fiction and A Pen Name – J.R. Frank

Fiction teaches us many things whether we realize it or not. That being said, fiction has not been my way of writing as an adult. I wrote stories all the time as a child. Still, after reading many badly written lesbian novels when I got out of college, I’ve wanted a book that was more […]

Writing on a May Morning

Chicken in a stroller Stroller dogs Bird anatomy Tradio Free the nipple Sand in your pants Pineapple on the side of the road Habit Sitting in the house nude __________________________________ We talk about the weird things we’ve seen or read about in the past week. I remember some of my own, but they are nothing […]

May 2017

  May is here. 2017 has been a ride I did not want to be truthful. Politics aside, this year so far has been one of sadness and loss. Dear friends have died. We lost another pet. Then, my wife asked for separation.  We are still talking and love each other. Life is hard. Nobody […]

2017 Thoughts and Feelings in Random

The world is changing faster than I can keep up. One of the joys of getting older is being able (or forced) to slow down. I must admit, I still don’t like slow mode very well. It becomes clear how we all get set in our ways and then turn into old fogies. I’m trying […]

Overwhelming…

As you approach this holiday season, I ask you to consider the folks in Western NC and in Tennessee who have lost their sources of income (most people in our area work several jobs). Below are only a few organizations working to restore trails, homes, and keep fires at bay. There are still several fires that could become active again. Thank you for taking time to read this. God bless you.

May I Be Worthy

As wildfires burn in Western NC and fires of protest burn throughout the US, I find I return to prayer. The first word is “why?” The question is the continual prayer of my life in addition this this prayer, “…where is it written what it is I’m meant to be”? God knows I’ve read as […]

Taking Time

Taking time. What an oxymoron. How can we take time that belongs to no one, that really doesn’t exist.  We measure our lives by days and hours. They do add up to something, though for each of us, that measure means something different. As I listen to music from India (in particular Raag Pilu), along […]