The E-mail

I just sent in an email. It was addressed to our person in charge of HR, our university president, our academic dean, and my department chair. In it, I officially announced my retirement as of June 30, 2021. I know it’s still early, but I hate leaving things unresolved. And the indecision has been driving … More The E-mail

The Last Year

Yesterday we had the first day of Colloquium, our official meetings to signal the beginning of the school year for our university. And I started my 23rd year of teaching at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. It will also, for all intents and purposes, be my last year of teaching. Unless the unforeseen happens, … More The Last Year

Poem: “Content”

If he hadn’t died in 1993, my father would have been 97 today. This poem is in honor of him. God bless you, Dad.   CONTENT Tired eyes have seen so much. Blowing dust that swallowed lives. Smallpox, caravans of desperation. California, the promised land.   Weathered hands have touched the world. A seaman’s tunic … More Poem: “Content”

Review: “Lander’s Legacy” by C.S. Wachter

Lander’s Legacy (Stone Sovereigns #1) by C.S. Wachter. Shadowfall Publishing. 201 pages. Most of you who read my blog regularly know that I am part of a thread on Goodreads that allows authors of Speculative Christian Fiction to share and critique each others’ work. While I wasn’t asked to critique Chris Wachter’s book Lander’s Legacy, … More Review: “Lander’s Legacy” by C.S. Wachter