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Sing With Me

A memory from four years ago. I’m happy to say that she’s still singing; I pray she never stops.

She sits close to me tonight. Closer than usual. Sometimes, on some Wednesday nights, I can tell her mind is elsewhere. Those times, she’s read more

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The Last Time

When I walked into the kitchen this morning and saw that straw sticking out of a too-short cup, my first thought was, "That is absolutely the last time I buy straws' ...

On Writing and Ritual … and the Power of the Obituary

I don't use a specific pen, nor do I wear a lucky writing hat when I sit at my desk. I don't keep rotten apples in my desk drawer to sniff for inspiration, although this apparently worked for the German writer, Friedrich Schiller. And on the subject of clothing: Unlike Victor Hugo, I prefer to wear some while I'm composing -- but that's just me. The rest of you do what you like ...

A Moment of Light

Does today seem insignificant? Think again.

“It is a moment of light surrounded on all sides by darkness and oblivion. In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another just like it and there will read more

Dinner and a Show (part 1)

While on our trip to the East Coast, we witnessed an unexpected outburst by an old woman. I'll give you all the details in another post, but for now, here's an old post that came to mind while I was mulling it all over.

No Hands

I’ve been missing my dad this week, and wishing he was only a dial away. He had a way of taking the trouble out of a day, and calming all things stormy … and that’s hard to come by in this world. Here’s the post I wrote read more

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