Jan 10, 2016
Today we begin a new series of short stories from the pen of Tom Cagley Sr titled Crossing Way Over The Tracks. In this series of stories, Tom describes connections and interactions from just across the proverbial tracks to interactions for afar, very afar. Each story is thought provoking and life affirming.
Today we have two stories
The Falcon --- who knew? When a falcon lands in your back yard, what does it portend for your day? Is the arrival of a predator a good sign? I didn't really think about it until the day was over.
It had already been a weird day. On the way home while walking the dog in the drizzle at dusk, I realized that what "they" say may be possible: The dead really never DO stop talking to you.
Recently my father, Tom Cagley Sr published a new book titled, I Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey. The book is a view into Tom Cagley Sr's soul. When asked why should anyone read this book ? He answered, "Because the end effect is restorative and invigorating and because everyone who’s ever had a father like this wants to believe there is a happy way out."
A recent review stated it even more powerfully, "I love this book; it is a very telling, touching story of one man's troubled past with his father who obviously had problems of his own. He had no love for his son in his being beyond childhood. I feel so very much for Tom; he was disconnected from his Dad for no good reason; never able to see or talk to him again---not his problem, but scared him none the less.
This story is a lesson in how not to act as a father. His father did not apply the story of the prodigal son in the bible; that is the kind of love we should have for our children. I pray that in telling his story, this book will be help Tom heal and go forward and help those who read it never to make the same mistake, as his father."
Buy "Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey" on Amazon
I encourage you to provide feedback on these stories or any of the earlier shorts by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail at 1 206 339 5456.
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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio (www.musicalley.com).
See you in two weeks!