Monthly Archives: July 2015

Waves of Touching Humility

A few days ago as I made my way home from the longest seven months of my life, I came close enough to shore to get just enough of a phone signal to discover that I had been featured on … Continue reading

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Of God and Cancer

In 2006 I lost my mother. Cancer came back for a second bout; took what it was unable to take in the first fight. After her passing I opened up my closet to find the best outfit to hold myself … Continue reading

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The Measure of a Man

As far back as I can remember I have lived in a caffeine addicted world. At the age of twelve I began drinking horribly strong black coffee to demonstrate that I was a man; and not just a man, but … Continue reading

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Therapy

Over the last five months I’ve been struggling desperately with my depression and the effects of this damn PTSD. For a while it reached the point where thoughts of self-harm became pervasive to my internal dialogue. To speak honestly, there were more than a few … Continue reading

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Anton

His name is Anton. With the busted leg. A 57 year old elementary school grounds keeper; A 30 year veteran of the Polícia, Insisted that in Portugal, You must speak Português. I tell him, Eu falo Português muito mal. He … Continue reading

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In Glass Houses We Stone Each Other

“There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps what’s been most difficult is seeing some … Continue reading

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Homecomings

Words are not usually hard for me to find. I tend to have a way with them. Now, however, as I watch my journey draw to an end to soon place familiar soil beneath my feet, I struggle to express my excitement … Continue reading

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