Freedom Revisited – sit back, it’s a long one…

While researching background for my posting on replacing The Star-Spangled Banner I thought long and hard about slavery in America. There’s no debating its former existence and any rational person can see it’s ongoing impacts today. These thoughts lead me to two questions: why is something that was legally ended December 6, 1865 still haunting…

The Winds of Change Are Blowing

The writings I’ve posted since returning home have been focused on change. Change, of course, comes in many forms, and the two changes I have written of are the geographical move from exile, prison, to my land Beulah and about the emotional change within myself as I began living the new life God has given…

In Four Part Harmony: Part 3 – Home Is Where The Heart Is

A journey home is worth the telling… …join me and lend an ear. As anticipated, the 17 hours I spent on the bus were incredibly cold and uncomfortable. February 4th was a tough day weather-wise. But I made it to the halfway house at the appointed time. My wife met me there and gave me…

In Four Part Harmony: Part 2 – If You Want Reality, Take The Bus

After my meditations, I gathered up the institution issued items I needed to return and ran, in my tee-shirt and shorts (don’t forget, it was February 4!), over to laundry to hand them in at the 5:50am time I’d been assigned. Then I ran back, in my tee-shirt and shorts, to the housing unit to…

In Four Part Harmony: Part 1 – Curves Ahead.

In July of 2019 I was thinking about two things. The first was how I felt about posting my last writing for this blog and wondering if it would be the last one forever. The second thing I was thinking about was the approach of my move to a halfway house. Going back in time…