In the Name of the Father 14: Sasquatch 5

Therapy is supposed to cost 24 bucks. That is, after Medicare hits it, paying most of it and leaving me with this copay. See Medicare is no joke. It is the best insurance any of us has ever seen. Over the years it has been cut again and again. It is on a butcher’s block… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 14: Sasquatch 5

In the Name of the Father 13: Monk

So many holy men in the world, but they are so hard to find. I guess the men who really know the Lord and follow Jesus have a tendency to hold back. To embrace humility and not get in the way of other people’s walk with the Lord is one of the most holy things… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 13: Monk

In the Name of the Father 12: Sasquatch Part 4

Gonna get it wrong. Gonna misquote Jesus. But I hate the Bible, hate the way it contradicts itself and is somehow fine with it. How it drives people mad and doesn’t apologize for it. So I am not going to look this up. You can judge for yourself if it is close enough or if… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 12: Sasquatch Part 4

In the Name of the Father 11: Camelot Part 3

“Wake up! Dixon Baptist needs you,” Arthur said from my living room on the other side of my British flag half-door. Shadow rolled over and groaned. He looked at his clock but his sleeping mind could not make it out. The sun was still shining, which meant he was not supposed to be up yet.… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 11: Camelot Part 3

In the Name of the Father 10: Harmony Part 2

As I grew, the men of the church respected me more and more. Rose was in a hurry to tell me every time word got back to her about how they felt or how they thought about me. Brother Justice took me and Nozzle to a car show once. He had a vintage automobile and… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 10: Harmony Part 2

In the Name of the Father 9: Sasquatch Part 3

Does the Lord delight in my work? The question came to me after a talk with Sasquatch. See, my work is dark. I wrote Chaste and was told by a reviewer that it was evil. She told me she and her husband did not want a Jesse Teller book ever sent to them again. There… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 9: Sasquatch Part 3

In the Name of the Father 8: Pickleman’s

They went into martial arts when they were young. How young, you might ask? Well, my boys went to Dunham’s Martial Arts, to get started on a promise they had been given when they were infants, when Rayph was six and Tobin was five. Right next door was a place called Pickleman’s. Rayph was in… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 8: Pickleman’s

In the Name of the Father 7: Harmony Part 1

I had never felt anything like it before. I don’t even think it was the sermon that brought me out of my seat in the pew and forward to the pastor’s call. It was the way I had felt since I walked in the building. I had been told to shake all the men’s hands… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 7: Harmony Part 1

In the Name of the Father 6: Camelot Part 2

“The last order of business today is, should we allow Jesse Teller to leave Harmony?” Pastor Haste said. A grumble dropped like a pattering of rain on the crowd at the Wednesday night Business Meeting as the motion hit the floor. Servant sat in the back of the church, looking with a deep sadness and… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 6: Camelot Part 2

In the Name of the Father 5: The Rise of Rose

I said a cuss word and my mother slapped me. This is not unnormal. Mothers have been slapping cursing kids for as long as there have been mothers, cursing, and kids, but this time she did it with a snarl. “How dare you use that language in my house!” she snapped. She lifted her fist… Continue reading In the Name of the Father 5: The Rise of Rose