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Her, Him and A Root canal

Her, Him and A Root canal

He spent a week one morning doped up in a dentist office outside of Chamberlain, South Dakota. Midway between Mitchell and Kimball, near where 281 crosses I-90, his right mandibular 1st molar fell victim to a .99 cent bag of mixed nuts. The night attendant at they...
Havana Hotel and Mariachi

Havana Hotel and Mariachi

It was my last night in Havana. Sitting at the bar I was shaking off 9 days of bumpy, busy, minivan travel preparing for the process of returning to the US the next morning. This was my second trip to Cuba. I had been there for 12 days the year prior, I had been...
On The Road

On The Road

Midway through a dog-eared Edward Abbey paperback, I noticed that many of the men in the room were crying. Closing my book I turned my attention to the tv. I was in a truck drivers tv room in a truck stop outside of Broken Arrow Oklahoma. Without a plan I quit my job...
Bring Wine

Bring Wine

When winter comes to close in Ohio and Spring is on the horizon, rain fills the space in between. While days are longer, the sun is hidden by clouds and early morning fog created by the cold air leaving and the warm air arriving. For him, work carried on with haste...
Boots in the bar

Boots in the bar

The lights were low and the smoke was heavy. Bottles clinked and the jukebox was blaring Jerry Jeff Walker when she walked in. Most men looked and then looked away. A few mustered the courage to watch her walk across the floor. Could have been the jeans. Worn. A rip...