Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Chidi Asika-Enahoro, iSteve Kerr, iEileen Granfors, iAlfred Schwab, iReverend Dr. Linda De Coff, iKalikiano Kalei, iJansen Estrup, i

  Home > Memoir > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jerome Francis Lusa

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· 12 Titles
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2012

Jerome Francis Lusa, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
An Eclectic Journal...Cambodia
by Morgan McFinn

This journal chronicles the year my wife and I lived in a wooden Khmer style bungalow in southern Cambodia beside the Kampot River. There are tributes to greatness...Fred..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Bittersweet Justice
by Victoria Burks

Colin Lambert returns to his childhood home in hopes of unearthing the killer of his grandfather, Braxton Lambert, a descendent of one of Oklahoma's early, infamous oil b..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Trees In My Life
by Jerome Francis Lusa   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by Jerome Francis Lusa
· Anybody's Dog
· What Grows By Moonlight
· Rainy Forecast
· Burial At Sea
· The Gamma Number
                >> View all



Publisher:  Jerome Francis Lusa Type: 


Copyright:  2013

This short memoir is a homage to the trees that I have touched and that have sustained me.

Download to your Kindle (eBook)
Download from Smashwords (eBook)

This short memoir is a homage to the trees that I have touched and that have sustained me. Please don’t call me a tree hugger, though. Yes, I have hugged trees, but it was for my sake, not theirs, and that makes all the difference. I love trees in the way that Pan troglodytes loves trees, for we have lived in them and they have sustained us. For my part, I have also cut them down, burned their logs to stay warm in winter and created things from their wood. Indeed, trees have truly sustained me.


The house must be over a hundred years old, judging by the slate roof and its immensity. They don’t build big houses like that anymore. The eastern white pine tree planted as an ornament beside the house an age ago now towers over the roof; the house’s gutter only comes halfway up the big tree. It seems the tree had an affinity for the house, literally, for as it grew upward it also leaned towards the house so that its top now covered more roof than yard below. Now in ill health, the tree poses a danger to the same house that had protected it in its youth. The two young men with ropes, saws and a truck are planning something as they walk around the massive trunk. That’s my brother and me. Are we being cautious?

Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Featured Book
Friends on a Rotten Day
by Hazel Dixon-Cooper

Friends On A Rotten Day is an astrological guide to understanding your BFF's...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Find Me, Eve
by Ernest Paquin

In the future, a spacecraft pilot crashes back in time and lands in the Garden of Eden, and the rest history.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.