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Tim and Karen's Motorcyle Accident Story Part 1

Tim’s Reflections:  

FOR MY 66TH BIRTHDAY, Karen bought me a very thoughtful & unusual gift. We were considering buying a Harley Trike for my retirement & our mutual riding pleasure for road trips. 855 more words


I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds

I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges,

I see my father strolling out

under the ochre sandstone arch, the

red tiles glinting like bent… 285 more words


Sister's visiting!

So my sister came home this weekend! She is here so my dad can help her with some papers for her finals but I’m still glad she’s here! 183 more words

Sermon: Theology & Combat Trauma

*The following sermon was preached March 4th, 2014 at Duke Divinity School, upon the invitation of Dr. Warren Kinghorn, for his graduate course on Theology & Trauma. 5,877 more words


Mea Culpa: I have ignored my clients' trauma experiences

For over 10 years, I have been a practicing clinical social worker actively working with adolescents & adults in behavioral health settings. In those 10 years, I avoided my clients’ trauma experiences through either omission or deflection. 705 more words

Social Work

“Screen-Visions,” Prophecy, And My Mazatlan Weekend (1)

After smoking, the body thinks. Catastrophe, riot, factories blowing up, armies in flight, flood—the ear can detect a whole apocalypse in the starry night of the human body.

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Dip in the Road

Last night I found myself struggling in a way that I hadn’t for several years now. I think I opened a door when deciding to come out with my story yesterday ( 319 more words