Son’s of Thunder!

I have three sons of thunder, Sons of lightning, sons of fame. I have three sons who live in a box on the corner begging for change. They play trashcan drums and acoustic guitars. They sing in the churches, and they sing in the bars. They rise sturdy with strength like Samson. They have arms…

Quilts and Flowers

It finally happened last year– I went to look in the mirror and saw my mother. I thought about how swiftly life can zoom past while we are in the fast lane, but when we move over to the slow lane, we get a glimpse of the rearview mirror. Flowers and quilts come to mind….

Chicken Head Poem

Not sure if you’ve ever felt like this, but I have many times. I am the chicken.   I feel like a chicken; its lovely feathers plucked out one by one Bald and naked running about pecking the ground They cut off my head with a bloody ax, but I still run. They stand around…

Finish Your Set!

  This past week, I watched Master Class and learned some valuable lessons from a man who sings songs I mostly don’t listen to. His name is Justin Timberlake.Master Class is about life lessons and what you learn along the way. We all have a story, and we all can learn from each other.Lately, I…

Author of the Month

There have been many talented writers on my mother’s side of the family. I have several cousins who are very creative with a pen, and aunts and uncles alike who have written beautiful songs, poems, and stories. I’ve often heard that the Loy’s were excellent storytellers, and I guess it’s true because I always did…

Cherry Trees in Winter

For the past few months, the very word “cherry tree blossom” has been magnified in my spirit. It all started back in November or December while watching a movie called “Saving Mr. Banks.” This film is about the author of Mary Poppins and how her children’s classics came about. Although the author is quite cantankerous…

Walter, Chapter #1

­­ Walter Chapter 1      Walter Kendal lay beside the tree stump, his head resting behind his arms in a heap of fall leaves. The air was crisp and cool with a freshness that beckoned the sun to come up. The tall evergreens trees stretched their arms towards the horizon. The woods were faintly dark with…