Family

Each Death Diminishes Me

Each Death Diminishes Me

Everytime someone I know dies, I feel my world rock. It’s like part of my life, the force that keeps my whole, chips off. I a diminished, a little less robust, a little more tender hearted. The longer I’ve known them, the larger the piece that tumbles into eternity never to be regained. Advertisements

A Long Time Ago It Was Noon

The past beats inside me like a second heart. ~John Banville In my dreaming mind, birth is still within arms reach when I suckled mama’s titties. A blind, fleshy lump driven to the nipple by instinctual feel. Instinct woven into the genes of all mammals needing sustenance from mommy the instant passage was complete. It seems […]

Celebrating Differences

Celebrating Differences

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde Imagine, if you will, a life in which we, you, me, everyone, ate only one thing. There were no other options. Every day, every meal, day after day, year after year, we ate […]

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

“Those who ignore history tend to become its victims.” ~Carlos Romulo I was educated in the USA, in quality, private schools. Still, the history in our books was sanitized, devoid of almost any hint of wrongdoing perpetrated by my country against other countries, against its own citizens. It was whitewashed giving the impression that all […]

My Grandpa Wore Rubbers On His Feet

Have you seen the well-to-do Up on Lenox Avenue On that famous thoroughfare With their noses in the air High hats and arrowed collars White spats and fifteen dollars Spending every dime On a wonderful time ~Robbie Williams, Puttin’ on the Ritz My grandpa wore a hat on his head and rubbers on his feet. […]

My 2013 in Review

It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going? ~Carl Sandburg 2013 was a year of significant change in my life. Significant? Not strong enough. A year of drastic change. To begin with, […]

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good-bye

Remember George no man is a failure who has friends. ~Clarence Oddbody, Angel 1st Class, It’s a Wonderful Life   Prior to last Friday, I have been thrown two surprise parties. The first was on my 30th birthday and the 2nd a decade later on my 40th birthday. At the time, they were enjoyable. My family and many […]

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