Gold Rush Rider

The Gold Rush rolled us up like an avalanche over a Telluride mine, depositing giddy excitations and lusts in our hearts for new things. I begat a mind to wander. Newly ordained, I stayed on to pronounce two friends, Bob and Sheri Larcom, man and wife, in a ceremony up at Red Rocks outside Denver […]

Make My Body Great Again

“I can’t believe you let yourself go like you have.” Not the last thing she said to me but in the Top 5. (The last thing I remember she said to me was one night during her final week—she sat up in bed and said, “I can’t do this”—in reference to her time of dying) […]

Why Do Birds … Suddenly Appear …

A few days ago, raking leaves in the back garden, a lovely American robin flew onto a tree near me. I spoke to it, “Hi, Pretty!” Not in my normal voice but a less threatening higher pitch, sweet and soft as I can sound voice. It fluttered in closer, landing on a fence post. What […]