Slaying Dragons

Slaying Dragons

“I’m trying out for a play.” “You’re doing what?” my wife asked. “You heard me.” “Why?” she asked. “Why not?” I answered. So the odyssey began. Mind you I wasn’t trying out for anything Broadway-esque, not even Missoula-esque, just our small town’s attempt at doing community theater. No big deal, right? That’s what I thought. Yes, the play was a musical, but … Continue reading

Revelation

Revelation

You may have noticed I haven’t been around lately. I’ve been distracted. There’s a new woman in my life. You know how it goes. When graced with new love, little else penetrates your thoughts. “But, John, what happened? You’re married – happily. What does your wife think of this?” The truth is she’s ecstatic. No, she’s not excited to get rid … Continue reading

Groundhog Day…   The Barroom Chronicles, Episode 18

Groundhog Day… The Barroom Chronicles, Episode 18

Sometimes inspiration strikes like lightning. After the NFC Championship game, as I was crossing the bar to rub salt in 49er fans wounds, Richard Sherman exploded into his tirade. I stopped and turned to the TV. With a grin, I knew my plan for the Super Bowl. The following day, another piece of the puzzle fell into … Continue reading

The Council Table

The Council Table

Originally posted on Modern Mountain Woman:
href=”http://angelamacdonald.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/1294280_10151955037969602_2018305565_o.jpg”> So, Winter has set in and the weather has turned from sub zero to grey and raining with 6 inches of slush. Not only am I grateful for moments outside the same old walls, So too is my room mate. This is a serious lesson one must deeply…

The Day my Life Changed

The Day my Life Changed

Many moons ago, on a summer’s night, I stumbled across her profile in an AOL chatroom. Does anybody remember AOL chatrooms? If you don’t, you missed out on a cultural phenomenon. Anyway, I read and re-read her profile; something really stuck out, though the only thing I remember it saying was: “I say what I mean, … Continue reading

The Essence

The Essence

As these words find form, my heart is thumping. The heat of the woodstove is chipping away at the frost which is poking countless pinholes in my cheeks. Cold is radiating off my clothes. I’ve just come back inside, and the fresh air has stolen my breath. A look out the window reveals brilliant sunlight reflecting … Continue reading