Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Family Matters

Alternative to the “Rest Room”

Indeed you may know That we have a restroom – so called That it is located quite near here And I may direct you thereto But you must know that I Have just returned therefrom And have so rendered the air That it would be unfair To direct you there. Better that you venture outside […]

Beware the Restroom!

(or “Fresh from the Restroom”) Indeed you may know That we have a restroom – so called And that it is located quite near here And I may direct you thereto But you must know that I Have just returned therefrom And so rendered the air Such that it would be unfair To direct you […]

Don’t Waste Your Life (Twelve Steps)

1. Be a good husband, father, grandfather (son, daughter, brother, sister, etc.) 2. Be a community servant or leader:  pursue justice and neighborhood improvement 3. Join the military or the police and protect your country and neighborhood 4. Rove your neighborhood and ask your neighbors what they need and how you can help 5. Provide […]

I Will Follow You, Ooh!

Tomlin’s “I Will Follow You” “Who you love, I’ll love How you serve, I’ll serve If this life I lose, I will follow you I will follow you” “Whom you love, I’ll love”!  is correct.  Puullllleaaase!  I can’t enjoy the song because of the sloppy error.  Every time I hear the song I want to […]

No Disfigured Face, Hunched Back

Or Crushed Testicles Allowed! (11 August, 2020 meditation on my prescribed morning reading:  Lev. 21:20) That is the word from Moses on physical qualifications for service in the ceremonies for cleansing unto holiness.   Now the first two would be off-putting to the participants in public religious procedures.  An ugly face and sloppy posture might well […]

Children Leaving

They fall awayLike leaves from treesAnd we remain to rememberThose smiles and criesAnd all the adviceWe tried to them to renderThey reproduce By the will of the LordOff into the wide world they goAnd where they land no one knowsBut the Good One aboveBy His power and loveWill lead them everForsaking them neverThis we know […]

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