Living With War

One has to go back a few years to find a time America was not in a war, conflict or policing action. The U.S. military is used around the world like a Swiss Army knife (pardon the pun), for protecting American interests and citizens to to cyber security to peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. The use … More Living With War

Do Not Pass Go

Wrong time, wrong circumstances No instructions or batteries included Fumbling, a humble bumbler And the chapter seemed concluded Time will fade, but what about the sunsets? The path seemed promising at the start Hopeful choices ran aground Measuring failure was off the chart Moments turned into years Winter felt so much colder No memories were … More Do Not Pass Go

Mike Nichols

As an eight-year old boy traveling from Europe to America with his younger brother, Mike Nichols would grow up to more than live the American Dream. He became a Tony and Oscar winning director, and Grammy recipient for his comedy records. Nichols had the kind of life that an immigrant boy could only imagine in … More Mike Nichols

On the Move

I counted the moves: 24 that I can remember. That is a lot of different places I have lived. The most recent move, I hired a mover for the big stuff, but did the rest myself.  I lost count of all the boxes and tubs I moved using my car.  It was endless, or it … More On the Move

By the Numbers

This is a true story.  A friend shared it with me. I changed the name. As he related the experience it seemed almost a modern fairy tale. Such a strong connection that was almost permanently severed. Two people with a single thread, can weave a relationship. Who defines what a relationship has to be? Zach would … More By the Numbers