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Open Letter To The Priest Who Read About The Death Of Possessed Pigs At My Mother’s Funeral [The Big Jewel]

My nonfiction piece about my mom’s funeral, and the surprising readings that were a part of it (hint:  they were about demonic possession), is published on The Big Jewel this week.  Give it a look. Yes, it’s nonfiction.  Every bit of it. http://www.thebigjewel.com/open-letter-to-the-priest-who-read-about-the-death-of-possessed-pigs-at-my-mothers-funeral Continue reading

Still Here
Nonfiction

Still Here

My little brother Andrew was a bright light.  Almost a fire.  He imagined.  He created.  He produced.  He supported and encouraged many others, making their lives fuller.  He wasn’t concerned much with people’s judgment of him, if it got in the way of being himself.  He smiled, he laughed, he made others laugh until they … Continue reading

Shame of Thrones
Nonfiction

Shame of Thrones

I love free reading materials in my mailbox.  Take, for instance, those realtor “newsletters” with suggestions such as “Top 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Improve the Value of Your Home.”  I learn so much from these.  I often try to guess at some of the suggestions before reading.  Will #5 be “If you … Continue reading

Hi Stranger
Nonfiction

Hi Stranger

Never open your door to people you don’t know.  A clichéd piece of advice given to children, but wisely followed by adults as well. Should you ignore this guidance, it is implied that you be prepared.  For robbery, assault, kidnapping, torture, murder, etc.  Or even having to explain the foul refuse of a stranger in … Continue reading