Tag Archives: childhood

My father….he loved trees

  My father, he loved trees but I’m not sure he loved me quite as much I know he loved the trees cuz twenty-something sweaty sun-baked holes got dug a double shovel handle, hungry razor jaw, hinged post-hole digger slammed again … Continue reading

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Love like a Tree

Dear Granny Apple, Remember when Little hands and feet Stretched up tickling as they climbed Soft bark loving little arms Reached around Trusting a sound waistline Your gentle hands Drew small ones in With Matriarchal love and wonder You offered … Continue reading

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Smiles and Moose Tracks

READER ALERT: This is not a story about ice cream. If it were, I’d be ordering a cone with seven scoops. Seven being a magical number for so many reasons.  That cone would be one big leaning tower of deliciousness. … Continue reading

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When I was Four

When I was FOUR I knew who I was and who I wasn’t. I wasn’t Davy Crocket even though I kept rocks in my pocket and slung a pretty good wrist rocket   Snap! Snap! SNAP! I wasn’t the LONE … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Cotton Candy

SWEET! This year’s theme for Halloween? Rediscovering Cotton Candy   Giant pink pocket lint Laundering a short lived treat Glassy splinters insulate two by fours hold ceilings Spankied subfloors Pack and roll snowballs in small hands   Sugar spun wool, … Continue reading

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El Diablo: The First Day of Mexican School

Storytelling for Change School has mostly been a positive influence in my overall development, but there have been a couple of frightening episodes in the scope and sequence in which I have brushed up against another kind of school entity, … Continue reading

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A 1980s Lauper Whopper

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1980. A year of great anticipation. The thought of going to high school. Soon, free to an open campus to lunch at will. This great even if moon walked to. Dribbling a basketball everywhere around town in becoming the next … Continue reading

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