How do you define yourself? Are you on the left? The right? Are you a centrist? Most people in the U.S. would probably define themselves as being somewhere in the middle. Center left or center right . . . whatever’s hip or popular in the social circles they run in…


Last Minutes of the Sun (Photo by Jeffery Dale Cole)

First place. First in class. First in the family to go to college. First to fly solo across the Atlantic . . .

These are all great honors that reflect hard work and dedication but what if I were tell you that it’s good to be last? It’s true; the…


Why are you so stupid? I thought I could read the thoughts of others when they looked in my direction. I realize now that I was probably just hearing the echo of my own thoughts bouncing around the prison of my mind. That particular thought came about precisely because my…


Standing at the picture window and looking down on the rolling green pasture spilling into the cornfield in the valley below always brought some solace. Past the cornfield was the blue water of Cross Lake. …

Jeffery Cole

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