friendship Archive

  • I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  <small><strong>**Note:</strong> This content requires site login.</small>

    My life is back on track… and so is hers. **

    I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  **Note: This content requires site login.

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  • This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

    Unfearing

    This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

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  • "What the heck are you doing?!" April yelled with an awakening voice. "Are you even paying attention to me?!" "Huh?" I uttered, as I started to regain consciousness, awakening from my daydream world...

    Of Daydreams And Embarrassing Moments

    "What the heck are you doing?!" April yelled with an awakening voice. "Are you even paying attention to me?!" "Huh?" I uttered, as I started to regain consciousness, awakening from my daydream world...

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  • I have learned to befriend people from all cultures, ages and sexes with only a regard to what type of influence they will have on me.

    When Friends Are Foes

    I have learned to befriend people from all cultures, ages and sexes with only a regard to what type of influence they will have on me.

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  • It has been almost a year since we lost Guero.  This coming Sunday (31st), there will be a Mass on his honor at Holy Name of Jesus and I would […]

    Ricardo A Martinez: Anniversary Date of Ricardo’s Death

    It has been almost a year since we lost Guero.  This coming Sunday (31st), there will be a Mass on his honor at Holy Name of Jesus and I would […]

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  • ...We stood on top of the slippery yellow spider for a moment, holding hands and looking down. Then, I slowly and gently hugged her waist as she touched her forehead against mine. "Well, this is different," she said....

    A kiss in the mist

    ...We stood on top of the slippery yellow spider for a moment, holding hands and looking down. Then, I slowly and gently hugged her waist as she touched her forehead against mine. "Well, this is different," she said....

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  • As I share a summer Sunday among all these great people who have become almost like my second family, I feel that it's not the same. We are missing someone. We are missing Guero.  <small><strong>**Note:</strong> This content requires site login.</small>

    Yeah… it’s not the same **

    As I share a summer Sunday among all these great people who have become almost like my second family, I feel that it's not the same. We are missing someone. We are missing Guero.  **Note: This content requires site login.

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  • Hi everyone! I am very excited to finally have my own, permanent Website up and running! It still needs some work — and by some I mean about 98% 🙂 […]

    My first blog on my new site!

    Hi everyone! I am very excited to finally have my own, permanent Website up and running! It still needs some work — and by some I mean about 98% 🙂 […]

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  • Hoping that someone especial can start healing and feeling better. Written by the Grand River after visiting a friend Mary Free Bed (a rehab hospital).

    To Smell Happiness Once More

    Hoping that someone especial can start healing and feeling better. Written by the Grand River after visiting a friend Mary Free Bed (a rehab hospital).

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  • Wishing happiness and well being to a loved one. I wrote this poem shortly after I learned about her car accident.

    All I Need

    Wishing happiness and well being to a loved one. I wrote this poem shortly after I learned about her car accident.

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