“The question, son is simple and must be answered: why?” The temperature in the inside of my mind is rising to the point I’m experiencing fever-like symptoms, a penetrating sense of malaise enveloping my body as the...Read More
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“Does the power go out often?” Rain flushed over the closed window—I pulled the curtain wide so I could keep an eye on the outside. The big old pine by the drive swayed with limbs made limber with Spanish moss, ready for flight...Read More
This much I know to be true. William Edwin Loughlin, the oldest of the eight children of Michael Loughlin, was born on September 9, 1878. He came to the United States from Ireland sometime in 1881 and the family originally...Read More
Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Pink Floyd. All he sees is orange glow. Heat on his face, almost burning. Under his palms, the prickling of grass. The smell of hot fabric, reminiscent of the freshly ironed...Read More
In 1997, when my father moved to heaven, I moved to New Mexico. He had been ill for a long time. I had tended to him for at least a year. He went the way of many. Shortly after, perhaps too shortly after, I filled a yellow truck...Read More
“Rachel.” Her face wanted to scowl in response to Isaac’s tone transforming her name into a reprimand. She met his narrowed eyes with boldness masked in acquiescence, as only a 15-year-old could. Defiant in her lack of defiance,...Read More
The Sunday morning bells from Holy Name echoed along Ninth Avenue, signaling the start of their weekly trek. That is when he decided to follow them. Her name was Eliza, but he called them Small Smile and her Sunday Buddy, a...Read More
Even stuffy museums can offer risqué revelations. Naked statues in a museum’s sculpture collection are not a surprise. A naked body is. My first trip to Paris targeted the exemplary. Among other iconic landmarks, the Louvre...Read More
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