Memories

Memories

By Tom Saal It’s been a long time, almost forty years, Dark nights followed by even darker days Jack, Tom, Henry, Bill, John, Each gone. Their faces forever etched in the mirrors of my mind. It’s been a long time. Jack, whose life ended with the explosion...
Living Room Yoga / Language of the Dog

Living Room Yoga / Language of the Dog

My wife is practicing yoga in our living room, a bare chested, beautiful man, Rodney Yee, directing her every move, on the flat screen TV. A down dog, then, exhale. Push up, upward dog. Jump into a squat. Strongly flex your feet. Open your chest. His yoga mat is...
Strong Hearts

Strong Hearts

By Cindy Gonzalez We are given the name “Strong Hearts” Welcoming them back Gently Like bringing a newborn into the world Carefully Wrapping them in our love Like a mother swaddling her baby Warmth Strong Hearts We listen To the cries of guilt that...
Warriors Write

Warriors Write

… and find healing through creative expression The Warriors’ Journey Home Writing Circle…a veterans’ writing group in which we listen, speak and heal…will resume Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM in the first floor conference room (enter through the...
What It’s Like to Go to War

What It’s Like to Go to War

It’s me here… The boy from the old days, the returning soldier Carrying the rain on my shoulder… without glory… it’s me here Please don’t stay distant and please don’t look at me that way even if I bear a wound on my body I am whole with an...