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I hope to lose myself for good.
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Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Coffee & Matches
When I was growing up, I used to play Tax accountant with my siblings. We would audit our parents tax records and make sure they were getting the most out of their write offs. We would sit around with stacks and stacks of paper and methodically go through each one.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Erica was 27. She had been raised catholic, but religion was always a side dish to her troubled life. She has been abused as a child by her Mother. Her Father left before she could remember, but he was an alcoholic anyway. You could find her at the bars every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
My Dear Sweet Friends, It pains me to write this letter because we have grown so far apart in years past. Even when you think we are together, and you believe that I am in your life, I am still quite absent. It seems that in general you look to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
I see a lot of guys chase after beautiful women, usually only for the fact that they’re beautiful. They don’t really know them at all, they just know they’re pretty. I see girls letting less-than-qualified guys chase them, for reasons I’ll never know. I don’t know what the hell is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Girl you said you wanted to see Just what exactly is deep inside of me You said that all you wanna do is know, That I should stop drop and let the front go Because all I am on the outside is a sarcastic show But Girl the truth is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
I missed the bus and had to walk home from class today It’s not that far, About two miles total I remembered I had an orange in my backpack while I was walking so I took it out and started pealing it as I strolled along in the sun Slow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
She comes into sight, Locked on target He’s being waiting to make a move all night Deep down he’s a coward at heart Few will fight a good fight; few will even try to start Making moves to change her stance Just a game we all play, these are steps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Current college students and long time graduates share a common bond of both working toward a career. The graduate is ahead of the game, already in the workforce. The student is hard at work preparing and hoping to land a great job out of college. The student often puts a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
"Coffee & Matches (working title)" is well underway with close to 50 pages already coming together. I want to love my readers, and I want my readers to love me, and I can't do that without feedback along the way. If you'd like to be considered for the editing team... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Patrick is now following Dustin
Sep 13, 2011
This week I’ve chosen to feature “Slow Your Breath Down” By Future of Forestry. This song is a favorite of mine for its upbeat, building melodies. It carries a message that many need to hear, of slowing down in the midst of chaos from heartbreak, loss, and pain and resting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
At a young age, observation teaches us how we’re ‘supposed’ to pray. We say something to open up the floor, something like “Dear God” or “Dear Lord Jesus” or “Oh Heavenly Father” something to “get his attention” right? And then we make our requests, ask forgiveness, say thanks. And to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
When I was growing up there was a pink glass pitcher and four matching cups sitting on display on a table in the living room. We had inherited them from my great grandmother. One day while goofing around we knocked one of the cups over and chipped it. We knew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Among a small handful of other sources, my main inspiration comes from music. The melodies, the passion behind the lyrics and of course the lyrics themselves. Music seems to have a mysterious power to move us deep within our soul. Press Play Wednesday is about slowing down. I’m guilty of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
“I’ll never do anything to hurt you” says the teenage girl to her boyfriend before breaking his heart two weeks later. “I’ll never do anything to break your trust” says the husband who cheats on his wife three years into their marriage, just two weeks after their first child is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
I am impatient, totally agitated I search, but I don’t find I look to see but I have become blind I want so much more.. “I’m here with you” you calmly state But then why do I still feel this weight? You say you’re fixing what I’ve done But don’t... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
It’s been 21 years since I made a first cry Forced into a broken world, of which I must survive Knit together in my Mother’s womb, fearfully, wonderfully Tears stream from the eyes of my parents, they love me At 7 I could have died Bloody leg, bleeding out on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
“Mr. Combs, this is prosecutor L. Sefer. I’m calling in regards to your trial date that you missed. If you do not show we’ll have to issue a warrant for your arrest.” I’m sorry; you’ll have to talk with my Lawyer. “Mr. Combs, are you aware of the seriousness of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
One of the many Hebrew names of God is “Immanuel” which means “God [is] with us” Early Americans must have felt that way at the Burning of Washington during the war of 1812 when a great tornado came to rescue them from the British. Below is an excerpt from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
She was someone that everyone knew Always popular, having fun with her friends But few people could see just how her scars grew From every “man” that played games with her heart She would sit around and wait For that prince charming to come through her door But no horse... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
Imagine a tyrant bringing a great army against you and laying siege against your strong hold for nearly six months. You and everyone else are starving from a great famine because you’re running out of supplies. If you were a French citizen in 1428 you wouldn’t have to imagine. Stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
A friend of mine came to me frustrated recently. She’s been hanging out and dating a guy since February but nothing was changing. He’s been keeping everything completely casual and it seems like he doesn’t want to take the relationship any further. He still flirts with other girls and gets... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
People often say “Time is Money!” and to a degree, it’s a true. I’m an hourly employee. One hour of time is equal to $8.50 in pay. That’s an hour I’ll never get back. It’s an hour I’m trading for $8.50. In economic terms, I’m weighing the benefit of gaining... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Coffee & Matches
I’ve been fishing a lot lately since I’ve moved to Stillwater, which is ironic, because growing up I had NO patience for it. I would cast a few times, get frustrated that I wasn’t catching anything, change lures, and move down the bank, all the time my Dad shaking his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Coffee & Matches