The Back Forty Ch. 1.2

  Penny insisted on being called Penelope now, but Cain called her Penny like he did when they were together. She didn’t seem to mind. She had insisted on at least dinner and a night at her place before Cain made the drive from Boston to the house. Penny always made a great baked ziti … Continue reading The Back Forty Ch. 1.2

The Back Forty, Ch. 1: Sabbatical

“Can I get a large pumpkin spice latte please?” he said as he pulled out his wallet. “Do you mean a tall?” The girl behind the counter typed something on her phone, then slid into her pocket. He closed his eyes, sighed, then looked at her. “You have three sizes, right?” She seemed startled at … Continue reading The Back Forty, Ch. 1: Sabbatical

The Certainty of Uncertainty, an Encore

“Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream. -Diamond Sutra Impermanence. Knowing, at your core, in the deepest part of your being, that everything is fleeting and there are … Continue reading The Certainty of Uncertainty, an Encore

The Certainty of Uncertainty

We need normalcy. We need reliability. Above all, I think we crave a sense of certainty in our lives. That’s why, in my opinion, addiction has such an intense appeal. For so many people, the certainty of addiction provides a sense of stability or normalcy to our lives that can’t be matched. For better? Sometimes. … Continue reading The Certainty of Uncertainty