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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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The  Halls of Valhalla By Stephen Brown When I was young, skinny and strong I never thought I'd live this long I went off to war when I was called I’ll never forget the things I saw I've seen the worst that men can be and had to wonder how not me When my time...

SoWal Life March 2018

The pause before the Spring By Lauren Catanese Spring is hopping around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the beaches are not crowded just yet. This moment in time before the summer season hits reminds me of how we too...

BILLY

By Sean Dietrich My father’s truck. I was riding shotgun. He was skinny, shirtless, sunburned. Billy Graham was on the radio, preaching like a man with his hair on fire. Daddy didn’t do radio preachers—unless it was Billy. Daddy turned the volume up. His face went still. I’ll never forget...

Sean Dietrich

VALENTINE By Sean Dietrich I’ve seen her climb a mountain. On her birthday. No joke. I was beside her, praying for God to kill me. When we made it back to earth, she was so overcome with emotion all she could say was, “Sumbitch.” To which I agreed, “Sumbitch.” And then we...

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air By Lauren Catanese Love is in the air! Can you feel it? It starts in your face with a smile, then flutters down to your heart. It opens up space for the light to come in and the joy to fill you and your world! It’s...

Just Sayin

Homeless Vets By Dale Andrews Homeless Vet's, Sidewalk sleeping, under bridges and city streets, tossing and turning, on cardboard mattresses under newspaper bed-sheets, wet, cold, curb black snow dreaming of a cold dumpster, nightmare breakfast, first eaten by first ladies the night before as fine dining. Returning Vet's never whining, or even talking to no one who knows to listen Lost, Forgotten Brave, young...

Career Season

A Career Season By Kirk McCarley What were your New Year’s resolutions?  How are you doing so far?  Maybe it’s work-related because: My job lacks purpose, or There’s no career path, or I just need a job…any job. Most of us enter the full-time workforce sometime around age 20.  If we’re “fortunate”...

A Pastor’s Ponderings

A Pastor’s Ponderings By Rev. Pete Hyde The old car rolled to slow stop at a bleak and abandoned intersection, literally in the “middle of nowhere.”  The driver looked down at his quickly scribbled instructions.  Had he come four miles or five?  Perhaps it was only three because he was paying...

A Lotus Life

A Blissful New Year By Lauren Catanese Happy 2018 South Walton! Another year is here! How Blessed we are to have the opportunity to create and live a life of our dreams. Sharing with one another, growing, and allowing our authentic selves to shine; letting go the year’s before and...

Just Sayin

Presents of Time By Jim Clark The gift of being present... Showing up ... Being there… Listening instead of talking… Making eye contact…. Staying aware… Aware of the people around you… Even those who don’t seem to care The strangers, your neighbors, friends… and your family if you dare? You know really?... Sometimes all it takes is tim... And not much is...

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