Tag Archive: love

Ohio has always been a place that I am from

An excerpt from a recent paper I wrote for my creative non-fiction environmental writing class.   It’s hard to explain, but Ohio has always been a place that I am from, even before… Continue reading

Love me like a flannel

    I want a love like my favorite flannel shirt. Soft and cozy, comfortable. Something you can wear every day, and that never goes out of style, a true classic plaid. A… Continue reading

I stay a little longer

Good-night! good-night! As we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and… Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves —– Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful Dad, and to my Grandpa and Grandad. Because of you all and… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Dad!

For my Dad, one of the many Mike Smiths that exist in the world, but definitely the most important (at least in my life). You’ve taught me just about everything important in life,… Continue reading

The Rhythm of Family

This is the story of how we begin to remember   This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein After the dream of falling and calling your name out These are… Continue reading

“All the best stories are about love.”

Red River Gorge, Kentucky, November 2011 Baltimore, Maryland, June 2011 “That which I have learned I leave as my legacy. Close all gates behind yourself. Every generation should have its own Bible. The… Continue reading