I awake to the sound of crashing thunder, The loud rumble wakes me from my sleep. My natural alarm clock. It’s 6:23AM. I gather myself as my childhood fear of thunder unnerves me in my bed. My heart is racing. Then I hear your voice, sweet and peaceful as the dawn. Come be with me. … Continue reading Come be with Me
"On my way I'm a wanderer, till I find my place, I'm a wanderer." It's funny how a song can get stuck in your head; whether it's a catchy tune, the singer’s voice or just the lyrics. Sometimes having a song on repeat in your brain can be a good thing, especially if the lyrics … Continue reading Finding where I belong
Sitting here, I see Your majesty. The water shines in a brilliant blue. Oh! How beautiful! Yet, not as beautiful as You. The foam tossed waves, roll against the shore; the cliffs tall, jagged and worn. Sitting here, I think of Your goodness, and how You changed my life. Like the water, crisp and sparkling; … Continue reading Crystal Blue Shores
I have good news to share with you today. I DID NOT DISAPPEAR. You may have thought along those lines, considering I haven’t posted a blog in over a month. Maybe you figured I was in an accident, or on a missing list, or perhaps that I was attacked by a flock of killer chickens? … Continue reading Who Is Knocking On Your Door?
A pale cream-coloured Knight, it's grooved head in my hand, is moved up the board by my nervous fingertips. It is match number three of four...and I haven’t won a game. My dear Uncle is showing me his chess skills again. One more move, and I’ll have him. That’s what I tell myself. However one … Continue reading My Chess Partner
I love walking. The feeling I get when I venture to new places, like my recent trips to the ocean these past few weeks, is hard to describe. It’s like anticipation and wonder come together, to give an overall excitement for adventure and the unknown. Some people walk to ease their minds. When I walk … Continue reading A Walk to the Sea: Torpedo Nets, Bunkers and the Atlantic Ocean
The wind was a westerly gust coming up from the valley, blowing against my right side. Walking along a rocky cliff, I kept a watchful eye for any branches that might break if I stepped on them, while simultaneously focusing on what lay ahead of me. Cracking a branch would be a sure way to … Continue reading “Got to get yer moose by!” Big Moose, Big Bogs and Falling in a Deep Hole.
T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the OCC, the phones were ringing and the radios beeping. Our headsets were hung on our heads with care, hoping the radios would finally be clear. The Officers are working, on patrol and on foot, while the dispatchers take calls and coordinate help. My Team Leader in … Continue reading A Dispatcher’s Christmas
The wind cuts through the skin, Like a dagger. It’s cold chill awakens my senses. With the wind a sound is carried, The sound of a thousand guns firing. The earth, it moves beneath my feet, As a shell leaves our gun to meet the enemy. A nasty greeting. My friend grabs the rod, and … Continue reading A Remembrance Day Poem
There's been a lot of hype in the news and social media lately about wearing masks. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has made it mandatory to wear masks inside public places. There are no active cases, so what gives? This decision has left three types of groups: those that agree with the government; those … Continue reading Covid-19: Why should I wear a mask?