It has been months, maybe even a year since I hike the woods near my home. Part of Pigeon Creek runs through it. This part of the creek is not the most beautiful or sanitary. So, often I pay it little attention. Yet, something deep inside of me urges me […]
Dear Mom and Dad, “Yea, thou I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” I remember memorizing all of Psalm 23 in church. I never really understood that verse until I came to this war. I think I […]
In honor of our medical heroes and other first responders, past and present and our veterans, I continue my fictional WWII story .
“What’s with that nurse? She’s harder to reach than Fort Knox,” Clifton Barnes smacks his bunk to punctuate his frustration. Turning over to address Barnes, Sargent Carl Diamond answers, “She’s just doing her job which doesn’t include entertaining you, soldier.” “The other nurses at least act like their care. She […]
Dear Mom and Dad, I am sorry I haven’t written in so long, but this letter will explain. First, I want you to know I am fine, now. There is no need to worry about me. I haven’t felt so safe and happy since fighting began. Please understand that and […]
Before the Story Begins: This next story is fictional but based around historical events. The characters are fictional and are not meant to represent any particular real-life person. The intent is to honor both military veterans and what we have come to appreciate during this crisis many everyday unsung heroes such […]
“What do you have for me, today, Saul?” Joseph greets the ambitious Saul. Joseph has been listening to a man speaking in the temple. This Galilean has had the interest of many including the Pharisees, of which group Joseph and Saul are members. At times, the Galilean has been at […]