In a small, crowded, noisy bar, on a winter’s night, he’s surrounded by family and friends. There’s a dislike for the setting: Having to shout to be heard at your … Continue Reading Captivated
When you’ve had your license for many decades, there is that innate sense of control that comes with the autonomy of being a driver. In some of my uncomfortable dreams, … Continue Reading Driving dreams
In the bad place, he Turns to the mirror. Sees his own falseness, A stab to the heart. Under the microscope Of the mind’s eye His trembling finger is guided, … Continue Reading Conscience
Breathing deeply from a long brisk walk, I sit to write this. On a very cool October day, the one before I turn 67, a young boy of about twelve … Continue Reading The future
Mister Bluetooth Feels as though he is wired to receive, Willing or no, The auras and vibes of those travelling through time with him. Chance encounters that many would … Continue Reading Mister BlueTooth
So as to regard the infinite Universe. For the softening of things, the greater peace and quietness. The appearance and sounds of the creatures of the dark. The spiritual renewal … Continue Reading You were meant to know the night
Every night Washes the air mask that keeps him breathing Puts hot cloths on his sore eyes Does the Physio stretches for his sore back Takes the pills for heart, … Continue Reading Accoutrements of sleep
Good day everyone. The wife likes egg salad, but prefers someone else to make it. I think it’s because of the very fiddly part of the procedure, which is the … Continue Reading The hard boiled egg
In my 67th year, I have just applied for another job. Serendipity has resulted in things coming full circle for me, as you will see in a later installment. My … Continue Reading The working life (early career)
I like dogs….and they like just about everyone, or so I think. We have cats, though. Through 40 years of married life, we’ve never had a dog. Put it down … Continue Reading The Cat’s in the cradle
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At the grocery store. The stealthy way food is being packaged so that you get smaller and smaller quantities for the same price? Because of our demand for year-round produce, … Continue Reading Ever notice?
A couple of years back, when I needed new glasses, I decided to buy them on one of those Two for One deals, from an optical place that was part … Continue Reading The Glasses
Our “New” (new to us) car. First long trip was to A campground where we first met. Kind of a funny story behind it. I was looking for quite a … Continue Reading Buying a car
This isn’t quite the sixties, but early seventies…..I had just bought a record album, the cover of which pictured four long haired guys on a crosswalk. Was still living at … Continue Reading Beatles “converts”?
Lucidity (dream remembered) In a strange crowded cafeteria , in the company of a young (boy?) of about 12, with whom I was close (and wanted that closeness back). Waiting … Continue Reading Lucidity