First of all, thanks for visiting. A Beautiful Trench It Was has become a very special and personal project for me. It began when I surrendered a vulnerable story to a writers workshop and listeners asked, “Is there more where this came from?”

They may have meant quality, but I took it as quantity, so I asked myself the same question. And the answer? Thirty-five tales that have shaped my life for good.

Below is a 4-1/2 minute sample called “Baseball Cards.” I was 14 at the time and living in government housing with Mom and three sisters. Dad lived states away in self-pity. Collecting and organizing my cards—most of them worth only pennies—provided a sense of control.

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