Articles by Dean Abbott

Dean Abbott

Dean Abbott is a writer and pastoral counselor living in Ohio. His most recent book is "Common Good: Reflections on Everyday Vices and Virtues". He is active daily on Twitter and is eager to connect with readers there.


June, Henry County

In the dead afternoon, June’s hands meet the water, submerging each dish and raising it clean. The children are at school. Nothing breathes, not even the curtains stir. Through the window, June watches The ancient mare and wonders if she remembers That stallion who, years ago, sired The spring foal. Perhaps the old horse too…


December, Henry County

The dead grass stands where it withered. The corn stubble, a muted choir its praises more remembered than sung in this landscape devoid even of the solace of snow. The sun muted behind the gauzy sky makes no shadows. No one here believes in spring. Summer is a myth, a story of the man and…

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