Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Family

Everything We Own

The best tale in Finn Murphy’s The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road is of moving “Mr. Big” into a 25-million-dollar mansion in Aspen, Colorado. Eight bedrooms. Eleven bathrooms. Olympic-size pool in the basement. Mr. Big wouldn’t let the movers use any of the bathrooms. This despite the fact that executive VIP movers bring cleaning supplies to leave a place spotless behind them. But Mr. Big insisted they use a portapotty across the street where... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 18

Forever's As Far As I'll Go

People say if you know something well you know it like the back of your hand. It seems I do not know the back of my hand that well after all. I wouldn’t be able to draw precisely from memory the vein pattern. I can’t say how many hair follicles are there. I do know my gold wedding band has worn a smooth circle around the base of my left-hand ring finger. I’ve loved being married to my college girlfriend from Florence. Our silver anniversary is May 22. The words that... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 25

XL Grace

Caleb, our 21-year-old son, has a drug and alcohol problem. On the inside of his left arm, Caleb sports a tattoo: XL. At first glance it looks like “extra large.” But it’s actually the Roman numeral for 40, as in Psalm 40, a psalm that has long articulated our hope for him. He knows that, and as a once-aspiring musician he thought it was cool that U2 put Psalm 40 to music on their War album (1983), and that Mom and Dad pray it for him. A friend once gave me an apt... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 25