Author 2 non-fiction books, music publisher, expat, father, cultural ambassador, PhD, MFA (Creative Writing), B.A. https://linktr.ee/ArloHennings
My Daughter and her Mother Addicts Both
After a year and a half of unanswered emails/entreaties/pleas to my 22-year-old daughter. I received the long-awaited reply. She had been working 10 hours per day in an $8-per-hour. No benefits fast-food job to finagle time with co-workers so she could visit me. She had never traveled overseas by herself. I booked a route with the fewest connections and layovers possible. I cashed out my last bit of savings from a 401k savings plan to pay for the trip. Soon, my precious daughter and I reunited.
The Return of the Stay-at-Home Dad
My daughter's mother, my ex, died. The news stopped the flow of blood to my head. The funeral was to happen in 48 hours. I scrambled to find the quickest way back to Minnesota from Bali, Indonesia. I told my daughter to do the best she could with the funeral arrangements until I got there.
The Cabin Ghost
Photo by Paxson Woelber on Unsplash The Cabin Ghost I rented a canoe on Rainy Lake and began to paddle out and back into time; a time when few white people came to the region. The sound of the paddle and the bow parting the water left no trace of the life I left behind. Only the reflection of trees along the shoreline broke my meditation. I moved in the direction of a yodeling loon.