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By Rev. J. Pete Hyde Before the sun is even thinking about coming up, it finds its way to the driveway.   All...
By Sean Dietrich He was homeless. Long beard, weathered skin. I was sitting in traffic. He walked between lines of vehicles at...
By Sean Dietrich I think about you sometimes. Especially during summer, when families get together for picnics and fireworks. When fathers wear...
By Lauren Catanese Fall has officially...

Sean of the South

A CHRISTMAS STORY By Sean Dietrich This was the old world. The only thing worse than being a pregnant adolescent, was being one in a small town. This is not my story, I just wrote it down. It was told to me by a preacher. His name was Jacob, but people...

A New Year

By Sean Dietrich Long ago, my college professor told us to choose a poem to recite in class. Students chose lofty selections from the greats. Whitman, Dickinson, Frost. I consulted Daddy's Hank Williams songbook. 10:40 P.M.—New Year’s Eve. Hank Williams is on my radio. My wife is sleeping in the passenger...
ARLINGTON, VA – MAY 21: American flags are shown after being placed by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation...

Sean Dietrich GOOD

GOOD By Sean Dietrich It’s early. I am on the road this morning. I stopped for breakfast at McDonald’s. I know the food’s not good for me, but Egg McMuffins and I have a long history. There’s a man here with his daughter. They’re in the booth behind me. He talks to...
Beaver Lake, LaRue, ArkansasIt was the summer of 1968.  The base model 1963 Chrysler Newport (the only options were automatic transmission and power steering) was...
“Forgiveness is the scent the lavender makes from the heel that crushes it.” I have always loved that quote. I think forgiveness...

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