Danny and the Three Monsters

Hello, dog fans. It is I, Danny the Dog! I’ve been helping Andrew look after three Labrador retrievers. What a nightmare! There is Chloe, who is fourteen months old, and then there is Beau and Hank. They are both four months old and they are holy terrors. They live on a boat down at the […]

Someone’s Been Ridin’ My Mule

Someone’s been ridin’ my mule. She ain’t the same no more. She kicks up a fuss when I try to ride her. She kicks up a fuss when I take her in to town. She’s always brayin’ at what I do. She’s never done that before. Someone’s been ridin’ my mule in the rain. She’s […]

Bye-Bye Baby

I wake up ’bout midnight, every night. Just cain’t sleep no more because my woman’s drivin’ me crazy. I told her a long, long time ago she was makin’ me nuts. Now, to keep my peace of mind, I’m gonna have to kill her. I’m walkin’ the dark, lonely streets, gun in hand. Lookin’ for […]

I See God

I see God in every face. Just people living their lives. People surviving, getting through life the best they can. You can see it in their faces, in their eyes, in their smiles. I see perseverance, I see love. I see all of us growing old and learning. I see God … and once again […]

I Saw Jesus

I saw Jesus the night before he died, the night before he hauled that damn cross up the hill. I ran into him outside that little bakery, the one across from the wine shop on the main street. He was sitting on the stoop, talking to a gaggle of children. He always did love the […]

All the Women Think I’m Fine

All the women think I’m fine All the women, when they see me, want me I’m walkin’ down the street They can’t get enough of me I’m smilin’ my smile They can’t get enough of me I’m strutting my stuff They can’t get enough of me I’m drivin’ my short They follow me down the […]

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia was my girl, she was my love. Georgia was taken from me. She is not of this earth anymore. Georgia awaits me in heaven. Georgia was taken from me last spring as she crossed a street. She was killed by a drunk driver. Winter is now coming on and the murderer has still not […]

Love

Love is never spontaneous. Love takes work. Love, over time, grows strong like a mighty oak. No sapling is Love. Love is soft and low. Love is hard as a rock. Love is not words. Love is action. Love is showing. Love does not have to be spoken. Life without Love is a long, lonesome […]

How I Met Terry

NOTE: This is an edited excerpt of a much longer story. This was the beginning of a five year stretch that took my life, turned it upside down and made of me a completely different human being than I was before I met Terry. I was once so young and innocent. As all the tales […]