These Days We Have Been Given

  March 21, 2006  Tuesday We do not decide the times in which we live, but we can dictate what will make of the days we have been given.  This I could not have written while first in college in the Nineties, which seems decades ago.  When first setting out into the wider world, nearly…

The Reluctant Sailor, Chapter I: Soft Mad Children

written August 11, 2004   Chapter I: Soft Mad Children                                                                      September 11, 2001- April 23, 2002   The anti-beginning was on a Tuesday, but of course nothing has been the same since then. An English Lit. class was begining soon, at 9:30, and I was on Western Illinois Universoty’s campus more than an hour early. …