Experiences Inc.

Rio sat on the hood of his car, waiting for the doors of Experiences Inc. to open. He’d found the business card with its name on it—white with black scrip lettering—on the desk in his home-office, intentionally left behind, he thought, by Stardust, his girlfriend, well, his ex-girlfriend as of this morning. As it turns …read more

Jayla and the IT Guy

Jayla checked her phone again for messages. Racy should be here by now. Eight forty-five and what the hell and why wasn’t she answering her phone? The front door opened, and it was him. Lee Chin and not her boss, looking his usual fine self, carrying that black leather back pack she coveted but could …read more

`Til Death

November 2018, 2nd week, Wednesday. Noah, Angie, and the small Uhaul she’d rented rolled into Austin, Texas, about noon Wednesday afternoon. He’d driven up to Ft. Worth yesterday, hitched the Uhaul to his jeep, and with her following behind in her car they left. A later start than he would have liked. Turns out leaving your …read more

The Two Groomsmen

Chapter Two   A trip to the bathroom forced Wes awake. He rubbed a hand over his face before checking his watch for the time. He’d slept longer than he’d intended, straight through two hours, shy of the thirty minutes left in the flight. He scanned the place for the other groomsmen, thinking maybe she’d …read more

Reviews of In The Weeds

Check out these two reviews of In The Weeds, From: Jenniereads.com In the Weeds by Ruthie Robinson From: Juliapicks1.com In The Weeds: A Substitute’s Story by Ruthie Robinson From: Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ruthie-robinson/in-the-weeds/      

Love is,

This except is from the start of the Movie Love Actually. It reminds me. Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It …read more

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy. Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be …read more

Love is love is love is love is love.

A sonnet written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the broadway show Hamilton. My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees She is a perfect symphony of one, Our son is her most beautiful reprise We chase the melodies that seem to find us Until they’re finished songs and …read more


I had a different post in mind this morning, but after listening to the news and I needed a reminder, so I posted this poem instead.   Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all …read more