Dark Horses

“You’re happier.  Is there someone you want to tell me about?” I paused while chopping garlic, but didn’t look up.  “No one, but thanks, I guess.” She took a bite of her apple, turned towards me while chewing it and leaned a hip against the counter near where I was …

Sternen Klare Nacht

I remember nights like this.  I remember them on a level I don’t discuss with people.  The cold.  The still air that …

Welcome, faithless.

This was never about hope. You think so little of me that you cast such fetid light upon my intentions.  They are …

Exchanges

There is this idea I have of myself and then there is the reality.  As I’ve gotten older, the gap between the …

The things you are afraid to do

Several years ago I had a climbing accident.  I was scaling a rather simple cliff in Colorado, my partner failed to secure …

In Dogged Pursuit of Perfection

I’ve spent the last while grieving.  My best friend dead, I’ve spent it without my usual compass, without the correcting hand that …