Author Archives: K. C. Dockal

About K. C. Dockal

I'm a writer, Texan by transplantation, left-of-center moderate, in-flux Christian who borders on Creation Spiritualist.

Health, Hope, and Mud-Dung Candy: Living in the Present

I came away from Facebook for a few weeks. I logged back in a few times not because I wanted to, but because I had to log in to some other damn this or that I had linked to (Instagram, … Continue reading

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Notebook 1: God’s Will & Interpreting History

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NOTEBOOK 1: GOD’S WILL & INTERPRETING HISTORY (As an appendix to Humility is Endless, the seven-part Notebook is a collection of connected quotations from scripture, interpretation, and history, which further illustrates the destructive nature…

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“In the beginning was the Word” and we took it very seriously.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John1:1, KJV)) In the original Greek, “Word” was “Logos” and it meant, among other things, reason and discourse. The writer (or writers) of … Continue reading

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Porpoises and Purposes

A pod of porpoises often comes close to shore near our new home. It seems, if you’ll forgive the anthropomorphism, that they are making fun of the fishermen on shore. Continue reading

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Remembering Dad

My dad, my favorite amateur (as in, non-professional) grammarian, died last week at the age of eighty-six. Dad could, in one breath, chide me for ending a sentence with a preposition and quote Winston Churchill’s famous comment on pedantry. From … Continue reading

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Emergency Salads, Tornadoes, and Permanent Cow Fixtures

I realized I cannot stand up and be who and what I need to be without first kneeling and being humble to what I have been given. Continue reading

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A Talking Dog and Choppy Seas

How Saturdays would happen if the Big Blind Dog had language: I awaken and get out of bed. My husband (hereafter known as Dad) is showering so I leave him in peace and head straight for the kitchen. The kitchen … Continue reading

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Infinite Loops: Depression, Stuckness, Grief, and Self-preservation.

In the past six months or so I’ve done a good bit of coloring. I’ve found time for Hardanger embroidery. I’ve read a dozen or more books (I’m a slow reader), countless internet articles, and comics out the wazoo. I’ve … Continue reading

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Balloons and Blankets: Honoring My Mother

My daughter had a lovely idea given that we were unable to have any kind of funeral or memorial for my mother. She suggested we have a memorial tribute to Momma in Galveston at the beach. I let my daughter … Continue reading

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The Great Imagery Hunt or Walk 1.8 miles in my Brooks Trainers.

In the search for the ultimate imagery for our work, writers dredge up memory and metaphor that surprise and thrill our readers, that surpass cliché. In particular, I struggle with the language of sound and smell because I tire of … Continue reading

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