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I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Pierre Fontenot February 19, 2015 0

A beautiful Sunday in January, I had no plan, but knew it was not a day to waste inside. I began driving, and there was only one direction. _____    _____    _____   

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A MATTERING LIFE

A MATTERING LIFE

Pierre Fontenot January 22, 2015 0

Early on I wanted to matter.   As a kid I saw adults living dud lives and swore Not Me.   And then…look how I’ve lived so much of it…   I gave such

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Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Pierre Fontenot December 18, 2014 0

…and now we reach December… After my grandfather died my little gray-haired grandmother started simplifying Christmas, just started giving money to each of the grandkids. It made sense. What you say today applied back

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A Life Of Giving

A Life Of Giving

Pierre Fontenot December 5, 2014 0

My father’s hospice nurse arrived. She has “her chair” right next to Dad’s. She asks questions, to gauge things, how did he sleep, how often did he awake, did he wake because of pain…

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The Honor Of The Old Dance

The Honor Of The Old Dance

Pierre Fontenot November 21, 2014 0

An old man walked into the store. He’s from the same generational crop as my father. Midwestern boy, hard start to life, milking cows before school, got passed around between several farm families, each

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Something Old Testament About The Moment

Something Old Testament About The Moment

Pierre Fontenot November 10, 2014 0

Something is not right with my father. Tests have happened, pictures have been taken, doctors have whispered. My sister’s children approached her. “We’d like to have Poppy baptize us.” Unspoken in this: 1) they

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Church Of The Eyes

Church Of The Eyes

Pierre Fontenot October 16, 2014 0

I saw him make a u-turn, to go back to the convenience store where the clerk had given him too much change. I saw the way he talked to the state trooper, who pulled

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Less

Less

Pierre Fontenot October 1, 2014 0

Let me see myself Less me-ish. That I ever was is a gift, that I remain is a gift, whatever future pulse is a gift…whatever talents, blessings and opportunities that seem mine are actually

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The Prodigal Dog

The Prodigal Dog

Brad Goins August 22, 2014 0

Two Fridays ago I was writing an Uncle P’s Bedtime Story about Amazing Grace. My dog, Kramer, was around, and near, but I was far away, deep into the Land Of Thinking and Writing.

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Wishing You Easy

Wishing You Easy

Pierre Fontenot August 11, 2014 0

I wish you a full heart, an easy conscience, and gratefulness. May you be defended from envy and thoughts of lack; may your eyes see the All You Have. May you Love at least

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