Saturday, July 20 2019 - 2:27 PM
Home /

Michael Temple

writes from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Deadly Fumes

“Mike, what’s that noise?” It was early morning, and I probably would’ve slept right through the loud beeping sound that was coming from our living …

Read More »

Forgetting to Remember

An obituary picture of Norman’s smiling face stared back at me, and I gulped. One thought kept invading my mind; “How could I not have known about …

Read More »

The Mask

Her delivery of the poem slammed my thoughts into an emotive wall. My daughter was preparing to participate in a Poetry Out Loud ™ event …

Read More »

The Power of Music

To hear her former students extol her virtues, one quickly gets the idea that Gabrielyn Watson is one of those teachers who has truly made …

Read More »

Melting Ice

Falling down on the ice isn’t as inconsequential as it once seemed when I was a kid. There’s something about frozen water on a pedestrian …

Read More »

Wind Power

The moaning howl of a 50 mph wind woke me from a deep sleep last night. I could hear the whining gusts moving through the …

Read More »

Home Again

One particular November day, my son Michael and I had taken his old 1976 pick-up to the wooded lot in back of our home to …

Read More »

Misjudging Motives

“Dad, can I have a few more gallons of gas for my pick-up? I’m almost completely out.” My 16 year-old son has had an old …

Read More »

Disc Error

“Bad master disc!” This announcement in the window of my CD multi-duplicator sent a shiver down my back. After spending an hour of recording time, …

Read More »

Pulling Weeds

Weeds! Weeds are the miserable bane of every gardener’s dream. I know firsthand; I’ve been up to my elbows in them lately. We’ve taken off …

Read More »