Tag Archives: caring

he’s washing the dishes – June 20

he’s washing the dishes. a man shouldn’t do that. it’s embarrassing. the other kid’s dad’s don’t. it’s women’s work. I hide my head.   I stand at the sink now years later and see my mother’s hands raw, cracked, hurting. … Continue reading

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caring for – January 26

1.26.2105 caring for self caring for others caring because   caring’s what’s needed. —————–

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red kettle bell ringing – December 10

12.10.2014 dads with daughters on tiptoe open tiny fists to put coins into the red kettle   roughened workmen stuff in dollars and grandmas and old guys in slippers put in more   teens pass by tied to smart phones … Continue reading

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amish men raised barns – November 9

11.9.2014 amish men raised barns and the community came together   work, solidarity, skill, care, pride, sharing across time.   now a mailbox carves our territory. first a choice then a stake.   family gathering as if any excuse to … Continue reading

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times given – November 5

11.05.2014 anniversary time with friends   the best of years written in faces   open, honest caring.   the best of times given   generosity of hearts. ————————-

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friends stories – October 7

10.7.2014 friends, stories. gathered to share in each other’s sphere.   lives facing. ends, turns, moments with calm.   children who’ve died. lives gone, partners missed. parents.   time ordered by hopes lived, toughed through, upheld   by friends stories … Continue reading

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jalapeno poppers – August 1

8.1.2014 jalapeno poppers smack our taste buds into shock kicking off an evening with friends   good to have the low spot early so that it’s all uphill from there. ————————-

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family struggles – May 26

5.26.2014 family struggles with change, tradition, values and fear   will we step too far, will we reach enough will we throw out the baby   will we lose our souls   family struggles of hearts bound to one another … Continue reading

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Holy Week 4 – April 17

Holy Week 4 the maundy’s mandates call us again   to remember by doing to recall by caring   bread wine feet souls the simplest things   for telling the most elegant of stories. ———————–

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the men that walk in – January 30

1.30 the men that walk in are the same age as me or younger   we wear the same jeans, blue slightly worn. our tan winter jackets and pullover caps match.   and I hand them a bag lunch or … Continue reading

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