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.

My 99-Cent Novel. How I Feel About Seeing my Book on the Discount Rack.

Originally posted on Seeing the Elephants:
My first novel can be bought on Amazon for 99 cents. That’s quite a deal, less than a buck. One time I ordered three of them, just to give to friends. You quickly learn…

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Cyclones and Cycles: Letting Go of Stuff

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone leaving the Flood from Hell in his wake. I feel not one bit qualified to write about, “the Experience of Harvey.” I will say, in a nutshell, we were fortunate and had almost no … Continue reading

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Harvey (Not the Big Invisible Rabbit)

Hurricane Harvey is on his way. Oh, he was supposed to be just a little tropical storm. A “rain event.” Then he dawdled a bit last night and this morning. Now he’s a full-on hurricane and he’ll be a bigger … Continue reading

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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

Originally posted on word and silence:
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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