Category Archives: battle buddies

the ones who walk with me on the range–the ones who look after me, who challenge me, who sometimes frustrate me, but who are as much a part of my journey as the experiences i have and the shots i take.

i got a dog

I hear him tell me that he’s happy for me. That I’m doing the right thing, going where I belong. I hear her order me a celebratory drink, toasting my new adventure. One far different from the one I have … Continue reading

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at the end of the night

A flurry of phone calls, a dozen emails back and forth, a few trips up the road, and one surprisingly smooth meeting and I am on the road again. The memory of what feels like a thousand conversations presses against … Continue reading

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tick, tick, tick…

Tick, tick, tick… Hands on the clock move too fast, pushing the crush of time along quicker and quicker and me along with it. Tick, tick, tick… Sometimes it feels like a time bomb. The moment of truth after a … Continue reading

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even a tiny candle

When she says those words to me, it takes everything in me to bite my tongue. All I really want to do is snap back a cutting retort. One filled with all the frustration I have been forcing further and … Continue reading

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i steal a little music

In the auditorium, I find the piano. A really beautiful baby grand tucked in the corner, out of the spotlights flooding the hushed stage in the quiet auditorium. I know I probably (really, definitely) shouldn’t play it. It’s not part … Continue reading

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rooftop sessions

This is where I remember the last night. The last night before I left for a while to an overseas adventure I never dreamed would come to life. The night we found those cigars on the wharf and a bottle … Continue reading

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she didn’t listen

I told her she was crazy. I told her they were both crazy and I told her exactly all the reasons why. There are always a million reasons not to fall in love. Especially right now. I told her this, … Continue reading

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