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A Fortunate Poverty

Creative Writing, POETRY

This is not the grace I was looking for, This nibbly bit of blessing, Dragging me through one more day, But just barely — Like the painful frustration Of brushing out every tangled curl And split-ended knot, Only to face the same task…

Accepting

Creative Writing, POETRY

I suppose New has something to say for itself In the way a country song plays Over the driving I do on back roads It’s a song I’m not singing because you see I don’t know the words yet. But…

Awaken And Unfold

ILLUSTRATIONS, VISUAL ART

ARTIST: SHINI ABRAHAM LOCATION: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO MEDIUM: INK ILLUSTRATIONS           HOW DOES SHE DO IT? WATCH SHINI IN ACTION     HER BOOK: ‘TREASURES IN DARKNESS’     See more from Shini at her website, www.ducodivina.com,…

Driving Home

Creative Writing, POETRY

I used to think this was God’s country Here, on the straight roads of Midwest America. Even now, I can’t deny the different flavor of freedom That is breathing air deeply While pursuing a path so confident in the way…

The Madman And The Poet

Editor's Pick, MUSIC, Music Reviews

A MADMAN’S REDEMPTION CALL   NATE CURRIN The Madman And The Poet 12 Tracks / 45 Minutes Review by Jason Ramsey The nights run long, a sprawling sky of moonlit darkness, and mile markers tick by like ghosts from the…

Unhappy Familiar

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing, Spill My Soul

It is becoming too familiar for me—the slow space of airports, people watching, the shuffle onto the big metal flying contraption, tucked in with other travelers like cattle. I move in a hazy gait, hearing the screaming child, the loud…

Good Company

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

I left him at the coffee shop.  He’ll be by in a minute or two. My old guitar playing friend, Panama hat on head, had just burst through the front door bringing with him a blast of June heat.  Frequently,…

The Narrow Gate

Creative Writing, POETRY

I change the way I once did live, I turn around. To love, to give, a life of gold transcend, now shift, let truth prevail. Behold a life today unveiled. Anew, I yearn to shine. To blind the world, by…

Tools Of The Trade

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

He had watched the sun come up from his vantage point on the western bank of the rolling river, the Mighty Mississippi, while listening to the dulcet tones of the old trumpet player. With tears still in his eyes, he…

The Dark Inches

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

The young man sat on a stool in my music store the other day, strumming a guitar.  As I had already done earlier, I simply looked over momentarily to check on him, and turned back to my work. The music…

Resonance

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

We’re on the same wavelength, aren’t we? The man in front of me is a friend—a long-time friend.  I always enjoy seeing his face as the front door of the music store opens.  We share a love of music and…

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The Madman And The Poet

A MADMAN’S REDEMPTION CALL   NATE CURRIN The Madman And The Poet 12 Tracks / 45 Minutes Review by Jason Ramsey The nights run long, a sprawling sky of moonlit darkness, and mile markers tick by like ghosts from the...

When Your Faith Crashes And Burns

A friend of mine texted me recently after I posted a blog about the HB2 Bathroom Bill in North Carolina. He’s a pastor who lives in the south, and we’ve known each other our whole lives. When I came out...
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