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Easter Poem, March 24, 2016

. There is no consolation In mere consoling Those who are aggrieved want justice Those who have lost Must have restoration. . Is this what The Resurrection promises? Will all of this be consummated In the new heaven and the … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (chapter 32)

Here is the concluding chapter to my book.  I hope you have enjoyed reading this.  I’d appreciate any feedback.  You can buy the book by clicking here. 32. BUT THE NEXT MORNING, the crew is back and with an asphalt … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 31

31.     Not long after daylight they arrive. Three trucks and a crew of ten. Hard hats and coveralls.   These are men who know and enjoy their work and they get to it immediately and without fanfare. One of … Continue reading

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noonday poem, October 10, 2015

. Love Poem . You are to me Like the shore to the sea Calm and changeless through the storm And that which gives the formless form. Copyright 2015

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 29)

29. On this, the last day with Kelso before tryouts begin I can barely push myself to keep up appearances. If I could do it myself, I would become invisible to him again. But I take him once more through … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 27)

You can buy the book or read the recent reviews by clicking here. 27. As I faced the 1980-81 season and the lonely remnants of a team that had been put together to win last year, a team that had … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (chapter 26)

  26.     When I got the call from Sam Janetti in March I thought he would be asking me to vote on West Virginia Coach of The Year.  In years past it had been galling to me to … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (chapter 22)

Buy the book here. 22. I remember it was in mid-afternoon one winter day. The shadows from the light through the west-facing windows were already long across the worn hallway floor. My class had dispersed and my next period was … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 16)

  16.     In my over forty years of playing and coaching, there was only one game I hoped to lose. It was on December 19, 1969. We were in a holiday tournament and playing Marietta High, an Ohio … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 15)

15. Evening comes again and Sparks and Murphy appear and his shots again go one by one into the night air and bounce off of the crooked rim. Nothing new. I am still holding out some hope that my interaction … Continue reading

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