Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Copyright 2009

While the sun still lies in repose
            just below the rim of the rested earth
and stars yet dot the sky, winking eyes
            watching with care their fading domain

God’s hand revolving the world with ease
            breaks the dawn but the stars persist
in their shining as if asking “let us stay.”

But God has plans for a new day and
            the crescent moon on the cobalt winter sky
smiles shyly and fades along with the stars
            and God’s new day is born without weeping

Monday, September 12, 2011


Poor blog.  Lost and lonely, sitting there neglected for months on end.  Here I am again, better late than never they say.

A lot has happened in recent months.  I lost a brother-in-law, Dennis, to something called pulmonary fibrosis.  It is a wicked disease that comes from inhaling asbestos and other troublesome things from the air in power plants and similar places. 

My daughter Christi was diagnosed with breast cancer and has had a radical mastectomy.  She is chipper and hopeful, and about to start a round of chemotherapy.  It is tough duty for a dad to watch his daughter go through this, tough indeed.

Life is like that, you know.  You go along happy as a clam, then wham the roof caves in.  That's when you have to call on your faith, if you have it.  Thank goodness, I do. 

Work continues at a snail's pace on the sequel to Scarecrow in Gray.  The Season of the Crow is very slowly taking shape and is, in my opinion, a much better work.  I suppose when publication day comes, hopefully next year, we shall see if the readers and reviewers agree.

I shall try to do better, old blog, and old friends.  Until next time, hold your loved ones close.  You just never know.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Bakery!

Under the category shameless family promotion, my chef daughter Christi has a new bakery and catering business in Columbia, NC. You can check out her website at She makes all sorts of tasty concoctions and will cater small to large events.

The site is still a work in progress, but she is open and ready for business. Way to go Chris!