Ordinary People

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The Clown’s Prayer

As I stumble through this life,help me to create more laughter than tears,dispense more cheer than gloom,spread more cheer than despair. Never let me become so indifferent,that I will fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child,or the twinkle in the eyes of the...

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A Pound of Honey

We are told that a red clover blossom contains less than one-eighth of a grain of sugar. Yet seven thousand of these grains are required to make a pound of honey. Therefore, a bee must visit 56,000 clover heads to get enough sugar for a pound of honey. But, there are...

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Touch

Yesterday I paused outside the deli in my office building to let pass a rather harried looking mother pushing a stroller loaded with a variety of shoulder bags and a small little girl.My mind was elsewhere and I never actually saw what caused it, but halfway through...

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An Outback Country Hospital

An outback country hospital (bush hospital) at the township of Walwa, was forced by funding cutbacks to close it's acute bed section. An elderly woman suffering cancer with only weeks to live had expressed the desire to die in the hospital in her home town near her...

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My Brother’s Keeper

I've never been able to write this story because I'm sure I had no right to do what I did and I figured maybe someone would come knocking on my door and cart me away and put me in prison. IT happened to me more than twenty years ago AND FINALLY I decided to write it...

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