the ringer…

There's a routine.  A way I do things.  Every night before I close my eyes and sleep I turn the ringer off on my phone.  Plug it in to charge and curl up on my side to close my eyes and sleep. Except last night. Last night I turned the ringer up.  Set my phone … Continue reading the ringer…

and everyone

We all know that everyone dies.  It's a fact of life. The fact. It's what makes us all human.  Mortal.  Real. That doesn't make its sting any less painful.  Any less jarring.  It doesn't stop you from missing someone that you love.  It doesn't make knowing you will never see that joyous loving smile again … Continue reading and everyone

smoke signals

Around the time I was 15 I started sneaking cigarettes here and there... by the time I was 17 I was a smoker.  I continued down that path of smoking until I was 23 years old.  In November of 2000 I quit smoking.  It was the very end of November, after thanksgiving.  I'd tried to … Continue reading smoke signals