Author Archives: Arlan

Supper 10/30

Late out of work (about six). Late out grocery shopping. Late start to supper. Two leg and thigh pieces of chicken, cooked stovetop over medium heat with a little bit of water to help keep from scorching and to add some steam heat, and dressed with a Romano salad dressing. Kept covered. Spaghetti squash, frozen earlier in the year fresh Read More


Too cool for my own good

When I first moved to this apartment, back in July, ice formed in the milk jug because the refrigerator was set too cold. Not that it was set to its coldest setting; rather, I have been pushing it slowly further and further past the half-way point, unwilling to push the dial all the way over to the warmest setting. After Read More


Borne out of time

Ovid Weeps for Me When first I heard your distant cry, It cut exceeding fine And loosed my heart to rise to you; But I would not let it go. How true the premonition: What’s given is ne’er regained. You stooped down to find my gate; I was faint to let you in. I never thought one so high as Read More


If Only

When I recently read through John’s account of the ressurrection of Lazarus, I noticed something I had missed before. “Now Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.’ “Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Read More