Life Stories & Musings

Not a Grand Love Story

 I was 32 the first time I fell in love. It was my know-it-all attitude that prolonged the experience of love, and therefore heartbreak, for such a...

Enamoured Again

It was February 2009, and I was well into a decade of being a correctional officer. (NOT a guard! For whatever reason, we don’t like that). It...

So Why Don’t You Dance?

I know why I want to dance, the real question is why don’t I? At some point in my life, probably around the time of my first...

Lucky

It must have been the beginning of 1952.  I was 11.  The old man, Alan and myself walked a small mob of sheep down the road for...

Is It Rude To Ask?

I remember the moment so well. “So… when are you having kids?” I asked. “Gotta have a house to put them in!” Was her reply. A line...

Let’s Talk About Postpartum Depression

We were in the car—the whole family—and I was talking about a friend I really love. K-Pants got mad. “When you love other people my heart gets...

Poetry & 100 WORDS

A Town Like This

I could make coffee in a town like this. I could be the ‘old guy with the...

Broken Shards

It’s funny, how when they look at each other each is so sure that they are the...

The Artist

Cameroon kings selling trinkets and dreams for you to buy and forget. A rhinestone studded cap blazer with...

Crux

She laid in bed frustrated at him. The more she’d try to unlock his mind with her heart...

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“Daddy, I Wish There Weren’t Any Black people.”

I’ve begun to see that it’s not about having the “right” answers when kids ask about race. Don’t get me wrong: I think there are better and...

Soul [100 Words]

Looking though an old book of poems I found; a soul. Self conscious, and loathe to intrude I turned the page (to stay felt rude) But thereon...

When I Could Fly

From age 5 I studied classical ballet, devoting week nights after school, and weekends to the task of balancing grace and power. I knew I was good –...

Honour Roll Heroin Addict

I didn’t try drugs until I was 18 years old. Prior to that time, I was an honour roll student and active in high school activities and...