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Virus of the Soul

Sitting at home reading about tens of thousands of people in my country dying of Covid-19 is hard enough. Knowing that countless more will die in the coming months is even more difficult. But reading about ignorant and hateful acts … Continue reading

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The Agony of Aging

    While I don’t really feel all that old, I am keenly aware that I am aging. I could still live for several more decades, but maybe not. I’m in my 60s now and have had several heart issues. … Continue reading

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Heart Thoughts

As 2019 comes to a close I am recovering again from an incident with my heart. Eleven years ago I had a major heart attack, with 100% blockage of the left coronary. They put four stents in at that time, … Continue reading

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The Singing Forest

Stumbling and lost I happened upon a singing forest, saw trees wet with blood, green and red, white snow red, saw twisted limbs hanging from twisted limbs, deformities of nature, and heard music, discordant music, cacophony of anguish, voices filling … Continue reading

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On Suicide Prevention Day

Trigger Warning: This post talks about suicide/ideation, child sex abuse, and depression. Please take care of yourself. If there is one thing in my life that I failed at that I’m happy about it’s suicide. When I was younger I … Continue reading

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Elegy for Terri

The Irish poets sing for you now, songs of passing and sorrow, lilting tunes that reach the ears of angels and honor the truth of your living. A ghost peers through the window wondering when you might walk past, while … Continue reading

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The Boys at the Top

When we were kids in small-town Wisconsin there were always some of the popular kids who could get away with all sorts of things. They were athletes or their parents were rich or held important positions in the town, so … Continue reading

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Heart Beat

  It has now been ten years since I was put in the back of an ambulance and rushed to the University of Wisconsin Hospital with what proved to be a 100% blockage of my left coronary. It happened in … Continue reading

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Musical Notes

  Singing brings joy to the human heart. Perhaps there are those few who hear the joy of song and react negatively because they have hardened themselves to their own happiness. And perhaps there are those few whose souls withhold … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of My America

Most days, even on the weekends when I don’t have to, I tend to wake up by 6:30 or 7:00. Today I was able to sleep in until about 7:30 or so, and then I was able to lounge in … Continue reading

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