I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
May 28, 2016 at 3:24 am
Beautiful poem. I think in a way we all remain like children, in eyes of Jesus anyways. So, I hope you could see Mary’s image in this place. I don’t believe in her as the Catholics do as a divinity almost in herself. But I do think she is extremely blessed being chosen to be his mother and perhaps shows us the ideal mother in God’s eyes. I always thought when the Beatles Paul McCartney Sang “Let It Be,” he was talking about Mary. But it turns out his mother’s name was actually Mary.
May 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm
What do you know–I thought he was singing about the mother of Jesus, too. Sometimes Catholics go too far in (some Catholics) replacing one of the Trinity with Mary (which one gets left out I do not know). That’s extreme, though, and is corrected by Catholic teachers and leaders. She is beatrix, though: woman who has received–and will intercede for–blessings. Thanks for your affirming that I might see Mary, too. I like your notion on remaining like children. I was reminded last Sunday how important children are to Christ.