Monthly Archives: April 2012


Slack 15

We ran headlong into the northerly wind, in shorts that were too early a nod to spring. Our legs felt the raw lash of the breeze and our muscles slowed despite themselves, fighting against something we could not control. With my running parnter, I have permission to say and be […]


Presence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 2

Does knowing a history make us love places more? I tried to move away from Tulsa and back to Pittsburgh for the first three years we lived in Oklahoma. Everything, I decided, was better in the ‘burgh. We had better weather, better sports, better landscape, better highways, better people (my […]


Tension in the Timeline 10

They came on horses, on foot, in crowds tired and tattered, forcibly marched west, faces stained with salt and dust and heartache. They came, freedmen who had heard the tales of jobs, chances, homes of their own. They boarded trains, rode wagons, gathered up their lives and moved them from […]