Thoughts on Graduation by Tracy Reynolds

Thoughts on Graduation by Tracy Reynolds

(Tracy Reynolds is my boss and a dear friend. Here are comments he emailed our graduates at Emmanuel College. His remarks were also included on social media. As I continue thinking about graduation during this season of uncertainty, I wanted Pastor Tracy’s voice to be...
DaddyO and Pops

DaddyO and Pops

Our minds often provide photo albums. My mind is doing that today. Last year, on this day, we were seeing DaddyO—my father-in-law Stan Oliver, Sr.—in the hospital and very sick. After a surprising stroke, he spent five days there before he entered his new home. We...
of the night

of the night

April is #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is one is the poems from my new book, “embracing now.” Also, subscribe to the YouTube Poetry Network. there’s a light in the crack of the curtain, resembling an eye glancing through the dark, reminding me of a tiny moon shaped as a...
the dying

the dying

April is #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is one is the poems from Chris Maxwell’s new book, “embracing now.” the week ended.the week merging celebration and accusation ended. weeks do that.they begin their sprint then rushtoward a conclusion.like stories, our weekscontain...
always in shadows

always in shadows

April is #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is one is the poems from Chris Maxwell’s new book, “embracing now.” i left the logo behind.not needing noticeable imagesto alert reminders of reality,from colors selected and designs crafted, in the order of achievement,so i didn’t...