The waters of the lake are cold and deep, and the sunlight never makes it through the ice.
Just awoke on this Monday morning from a dream of running and scrambling through the fields, racing my good friend to a point we knew well. No euphemisms, nothing clever here, just a steeplechase in the old meaning of the word, where a man on horseback, out riding with his friends, would say something on […]
Emma was a difficult baby. She’d fuss, but when I tried to get her to nurse, she’d just turn her head away. If I pushed her too long, she’d begin to howl, a sound that started out low and built into a scream of defiance, “ananananananaNANANA!” and when she finally ate a little, it seemed […]
I googled this, in quotes, and got: So hey, I might drum up some random traffic.
Case A: “If you move, I swear to God, I will shoot you!” Assuming that the speaker is a Christian (and between 70 and 80% of Americans are, so it’s a safe, if not ironclad assumption), they’re probably in a bit of trouble with God, as Matthew 5:34 teaches us that Christians aren’t supposed to […]
I’m not sure exactly where this is going, but it’s triggering lots of good ideas. My stomach growled as I pushed the plastic curtain of the stall aside and thumped myself down onto one of the calf-high stools that lined the counter. There was an English menu, at least, but I went cold when the […]
It was a step up for me, but it’s gone now. Time to step up again.
image credit By Nuno Silva – Foi criado por mim, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5756259 There was a monster in her room, but Becka wasn’t afraid of it anymore. Daddy had taught her about monsters; he’d read her the stories about the hobbitses. Hobbitses were like people, but small, like her. He’d tickled her and called […]
Japanese Type 98 shin-gunto. Source: Wikipedia This is a true story that I always thought was funny. Then I looked up the casualty figures. When I was growing up, my dad had a Japanese katana* hanging over the fireplace. He’d take it down from time to time and pull it from its metal scabbard, […]
Something I made for a friend who shares a love of dolls