A Strange Visitor

Yesterday morning around 11 o’clock, someone knocked on my door. I figured it was the neighbor’s kid. She and my kid like to hang out on the weekends. So, I didn’t look out the window before opening the door. It turns out, it wasn’t a kid at all. It was a woman, I’m not sure…

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16?!

Gabriel Jamil Ragland turns 16 years old today. I can’t believe that this child is almost a man. Somehow I’ve managed to keep him alive long enough to where he’s almost ready to do it for himself. I’m so proud of my son, and he hasn’t even done anything. But he doesn’t have to do…

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Openness

For the first maybe ever, I was able to fully relax. I mean fully relax- no lingering concerns, no anxiety about upcoming events, nothing. It was just me and my completely empty thoughts, experiencing existence without judgment or presumption. It only lasted for about ten minutes. It wasn’t long before a thought entered my head….

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