My Parables

Unforced Errors

Have you ever spoken a word in jest, or in stress, that upon reflection seemed in error? Something that…

Brass Rings

In the early 1990’s, carnival carousels were in their heyday. In the earliest versions, the horses on the outer…

There Are No Words

A somber note was in the air as Holy week came to a close. Joyous Hallelujahs and waving of…

Fishin’s not about Catchin’ Fish

Visiting restaurants was a rarity in the small town of my youth, a luxury for random Sundays when the…

Need to be Kneaded

A baker combines wet and dry ingredients forming a dough, and the kneading begins. A lifeless mound is folded…

audience of One

A midnight mist vaguely obscured the headlights of passing traffic. Troubled sleep found my eyes wide open, staring into…

Whithering

There stood a tree, shrouded in the garb of winter, waiting for Spring to flourish, alone with a background…

Helpless in a Hospital

A certain man was dying on the inside, leaving the most astute of medical minds in a quandary. Fearing…

Flash of Red

On a desolate New Mexico highway, my electronic navigator said to proceed straight for 117 miles. For once, I…

Rivers

After seemingly endless days of fog, spattering ice and wind that chills to the bone, the morning sun broke…