Poetry / The English Teacher / Uncategorized

Those Were the Days

Do you ever find yourself wondering if your grandparents sat about, lamenting the days gone by? Like Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew, who waxed poetic about the Christmas-time assuring his miserly uncle that it was a “good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time” (Dickens A Christmas Carol Stave 1), did they long for the seasons that they … Continue reading

Faith & Truth / Family Life / Poetry / The Social Network

Life Changes…

Funerals & Weddings. Weddings and funerals. These life-changers gather in family and friends in ways that birthdays, holidays, and high school graduations only dream of. The one celebrates a life now finished (on this side of eternity); the other celebrates a life just beginning. Mysteriously, ‘two become one.’ A vow, a kiss, a toast (and, … Continue reading