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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Just Sayin

Float A singularity I float alone, in the water that you're all reeling Staying afloat only by my talent to scope a feeling I can cope with 1,000 blows to break a single ceiling Glass chandeliers and Champaign sipped in bad taste We celebrate the death of a mad man on word that was...

My Kin

By Sean Dietrich A crowded restaurant. I’m eating breakfast with my mother and sister. The newest addition to our family is here, too. My niece. She’s a toddler with reddish hair and the face of a renaissance cherub. Right now, she’s in a highchair, eating crayons, pooping her britches. She’s...
By Kirk McCarley “Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.”  Leo Buscaglia Nearly a century ago, in 1920, he cracked 54 home runs, more than all but one other major league team!  The runner up that year, George Sisler, had...
By Rev. Pete Hyde He sits at the bar slowly turning his wedding ring only stopping to reach for the drink sitting in a pool of condensation and melted ice.  The words race through his mind. “What happened ?  How did I end up here? I thought I had it...
A Lesson From Bob Gibson: Facing Tough Competition By Kirk McCarley Having spent the better part of this millennium in St. Louis I became an avid follower of the Cardinals. Time spent at the current Busch Stadium and its predecessor was a slice of baseball heaven. St. Louis boasts one of the...

Just Sayin

The  Halls of Valhalla By Stephen Brown When I was young, skinny and strong I never thought I'd live this long I went off to war when I was called I’ll never forget the things I saw I've seen the worst that men can be and had to wonder how not me When my time...

SoWal Life March 2018

The pause before the Spring By Lauren Catanese Spring is hopping around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the beaches are not crowded just yet. This moment in time before the summer season hits reminds me of how we too...

BILLY

By Sean Dietrich My father’s truck. I was riding shotgun. He was skinny, shirtless, sunburned. Billy Graham was on the radio, preaching like a man with his hair on fire. Daddy didn’t do radio preachers—unless it was Billy. Daddy turned the volume up. His face went still. I’ll never forget...

Sean Dietrich

VALENTINE By Sean Dietrich I’ve seen her climb a mountain. On her birthday. No joke. I was beside her, praying for God to kill me. When we made it back to earth, she was so overcome with emotion all she could say was, “Sumbitch.” To which I agreed, “Sumbitch.” And then we...

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air By Lauren Catanese Love is in the air! Can you feel it? It starts in your face with a smile, then flutters down to your heart. It opens up space for the light to come in and the joy to fill you and your world! It’s...

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