Let It Snow

  Ed’s note: This is not part of the regularly scheduled Christmas writing. I simply have not had the time the past couple of days. So hopefully I will get to that after work this evening. Until then, here is a chapter from the book of the same title. If you like this short work…

Do You Hear What I Hear

“About seventy years back, I sat right where you are now.” “Huh?” The comment from some stranger almost startled me into falling. I was sitting on the ledge of the rooftop terrace with my feet dangling off the side. It was a chilly windy night, and the noise from the traffic far below was barely…

Precious Lamb of God

Simu and Kere spent the night in tears. Come the dawn, their two-year-old boy, Dexjo, would no longer be theirs. He had been chosen to become the Peace Child. While everyone else rejoiced that the Mauri tribe had accepted the agreement, Simu and Kere just could not get into the spirit of the celebration. How…

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Day 1 I can’t believe we are doing this. When the star first appeared nearly three weeks ago, everybody was in an uproar. Of course, there were many in the courts who tried to toady up to Emperor Ai but showing how it was a propitious sign for his reign. Jiao Guangqi knew better. He…

The Little Drummer Boy

It isn’t every day when one of heaven’s warriors shows up on the scene and says he has an announcement just for us. Maybe the kings and the rabbis get treatment like that, (OK probably not this king) but who are we to get such a visit.