51 years

       If you were still here.I would remind you of the hot, heavy and humid June day when you were finally born-fighting the forceps that yanked you, almost against your will from the womb.You loved these sweltering days-you were born to thrive above 90 degrees, I believe. You were a heat up the […]

Until we meet again…

Sunday in Church , I prayed for an end to my sister’s suffering. The cancer and the treatments had ravaged her body. She was afraid to die and very sad. I could feel the passing would be soon. I was already very sad as it was it was the anniversary of my oldest son’s death. […]

Another Blue Moon Night

I lie in bed gazing at the full moon staring back at me through a crescent window high on my bedroom wall. It has been the same for twenty seven years now…my personal time with the dark sky. In twenty seven years, 324 full moons plus a few extra blue moons. Interesting, yet trivial knowledge […]

Behind blue eyes

Today we celebrate our son, Mike on the occasion of his 46th birthday.He was not with us for so many birthdays Lost in a world where mom's andDads don't go except in the nightmares Of their minds when sleep curls up in a cold corner of the dark roomAnd they can only stare silently at […]

Indra’s net or six degrees of separation

It has been six weeks since my fiftieth high school reunion. I had the pleasure of staying a day with friends in the small town of Floresville,Texas about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. Bonnie and I were buddies our Senior year, eating lunch together almost every day, along with Claudia, another friend. We were, […]