Illusion of Progress

Sixty five years have gone by since the sweating August day in Mississippi where the air, so thick with the heat of summer in the Delta lay heavy on the boy’s chest. Chicago got hot, but nothing like that. Which is perhaps why a boy of 14 made the mistake of looking up. Or didContinue reading “Illusion of Progress”

God’s Existence at Eleven

God’s Existence at Eleven At eleven, God exists for me in storm-tried houses, with the smell of a large red door and whitewashed dusty brick. God exists on a staircase creaking, when the pine roping’s been placed and the needles swept away.       It is a shared belief that this house is haunted.   Continue reading “God’s Existence at Eleven”

Book Teaser- Henry Talbott Intro

Henry Talbott pressed his back tightly against the brick wall of the alley. He counted as he inhaled slowly, relaxing his shoulders as he exhaled, his breath visible in the cool night air. There was a youth in his chestnut eyes; in the darkness of the alley he appeared a man of twenty five thoughContinue reading “Book Teaser- Henry Talbott Intro”

Quantrill’s Raiders

No Quarter, throats of wounded slit. The party moves on into night, finds haven in caverns of limestone shadows, these traversers of ancient wonders below. Even their horses, silent, swift, seeking seeming minutes rest before they start again. Both Hunter! And the Hunted, they! This strange and deadly army– Moving under blackened flag, their desperateContinue reading “Quantrill’s Raiders”

God’s Existence at Eleven

At eleven, God exists for me in storm-tried houses, with the smell of a large red door and whitewashed dusty brick. God exists on a staircase creaking, when the pine roping’s been placed and the needles swept away. It is a shared belief that this house is haunted. At eleven, while reading, the afternoon lightContinue reading “God’s Existence at Eleven”

On the Basis of Spin

Science cannot define spin-it’s an intrinsic property, like gravity. Electrons simply stay in motion, revolve around their atom. Do we therefore infer that we, like electrons, exist simply to spin? Are our paths so transfixed? Magnetism is caused by interactions between spins. Up spins like up spins, down spins like down spins-perhaps this is soContinue reading “On the Basis of Spin”