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The best times with my father were during baseball games at Seals Stadium in San Francisco in the late 1940s and early 1950s. We had great seats at ground level between home plate and the Seals’ third-base dugout. 254 more words

Human Interest


Augur tongues.

06.24.17 – Shamanic

Linguistics was another set of parlor tricks I spent time evoking in my basement. I’d conjure up a stage, pull an audience from cardboard and plastic army men pretending they’d love the show this child had lined up. 331 more words

The Elusive


12:57 pm. 6/24/17

It was the perfect night last night. The sky was clear and temperature was cool enough where sitting on the deck, snuggling under a quilt (homemade, of course) was perfect. 922 more words

You are the Name

You are the name
I whisper
to clouds.

Excerpt from “To the Light Entering the Shack One December Evening,” in From Every Moment a Second… 16 more words


Something Lupine

Today I am lingering on some of the sights I captured on this morning’s photo walk at Kendrick Woods instead of doing a single post combining them all. 159 more words


A Memoir Does Include Happiness, Life, Fatherhood, Tears and Sadly Loss..."In Memoriam of Vaughn Edward Johnson."

~In Memoriam of a Beautiful Son
Vaughn E. Johnson
October 21, 1987 – September 9, 2007~

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.

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Two train rides

The first train I took in my summer reading was the M Train by Patti Smith. I just listened to a podcast interview with her and learned that the M stands for “mind,” like follow your train of thought. 645 more words

Historical Fiction