Tales from Date Creek Ranch – Water, water nowhere…

Back in college I used to do a lot of backpacking with one of my friends. One time he and I were headed out to backpack in the Chiricahua Mountains and as we were pulling our packs out of the car I noticed that he had a milk jug full of water in the back seat. When I...

Rental Child

“Finish up Johnny.  The men are here.  They don’t like to wait.” “What men?” asked five-year-old Johnny. “The men from the child rental place.  They’ve come to take you back.” “They’re going to take me...

Rental Child

“Finish up Johnny.  The men are here.  They don’t like to wait.” “What men?” asked five-year-old Johnny. “The men from the child rental place.  They’ve come to take you back.” “They’re going to take me...

Ain't A Soul Around

“This is a hell of a way to make a living,” Tom muttered to himself as he hauled back the steel grate he’d made and set it aside.  The irony of his words escaped him as he lowered himself once again into hell.  But then, irony wasn’t one of Tom’s...

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