Monthly Archives: August 2010

Which Boot

Jeremy went shopping at a Western Shop at the local mall for a pair of boots, exactly what his wife Emily wanted for her birthday. He saw a fine looking pair, picked up the box, and lay them on the … Continue reading

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Path

Path. A track that has been worn by the continual passage of feet. A course. A course of action. A path that leads somewhere, either to a place that many have gone before, or a direction toward an expected destination, … Continue reading

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Analyzing Becca

Becca is all of us and none of us at the same time. Reading her story, we identified with her. We liked her as we like ourselves. We became her friends. We were like Becca in her spirit and we … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 6 0f 6

Michael very much wanted to take Shep back home with him. Isabel sniffled and wiped her tears with her sleeve. “No,” Michael answered. “I’ll let Shep come home when he’s ready. We can both own Shep, or Lad, as you … Continue reading

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Shady’s Wish

Domestic life constrains my soul That yearns to roam untamed you know I try so hard to play my part To make her glad to warm her heart If only once the shades would lift So I could take one … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 5 of 6

“There you are, boy! Where have you been? I missed you, Lad!” Michael wasn’t far behind. He heard the girl call Shep by the name of Lad. Michael felt sure he’d found the original owner of Shep. He was sad … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 4 of 6

Summer ended and Michael went back to school. During the daytime, Shep roamed the yard. Sometimes Shep wandered farther than the yard. A few times Shep was gone overnight. These occasions caused Michael much alarm. Michael scolded Shep when he … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 3 of 6

Michael and Shep returned to backyard. Michael picked up the ball again. He was about to throw it to Shep, when he changed his mind. “Come on, Shep. Let’s take a walk.” The dog followed Michael through the yard and … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 2 of 6

Michael lived with his family in a grand old country house surrounded by trees. There couldn’t have been a better environment for a child growing up and this was summertime. Yet, there was one element lacking: Eight-year-old Michael had no … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Light

Sipping my coffee early this morning sitting under the shadow of the portico of our building, I noticed this crooked tree. Shaded by the roof and surrounded by walls, the sunlight washed over half of the foliage leaving the other half still … Continue reading

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Shep – segment 1 of 6

Michael Broadmer grabbed an old baseball and tossed it hard across the yard. He’d wanted a dog since he was six years old. Now eight, Michael made up his mind; this had to be his dog! “Come on, boy. Get … Continue reading

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Empty Playground

An empty playground brings to mind memories of raising my children. Married at age eighteen and a mother at nineteen, I was not prepared for all that life would demand. The little wisdom I thought I had in my feisty … Continue reading

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