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

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

Peaks and Valleys

Life seems full of peaks and valleys. Incalculable dips and rises, mostly navigable, but often unexpected. [Disclaimer: I’m not a mental health professional, I just make witty and often obtuse observations for the internet.  This blog is not about having wild mood swings, which is something entirely different from this subject.  Exaggerated feelings, moods and … More Peaks and Valleys

Healing

Unaffiliated is my number A singular grain of sand Restless despite the slumber A different road than planned The time onstage is done Disappearing in the crowd Memories are now a rerun The quiet voices are loud Time to regain my assent Healing is more than glue Learning from energy spent Appreciate the new view … More Healing

Reducing Abortions

Abortion is a term that immediately stirs a reaction. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I do not believe anyone is truly in favor of abortion. The argument is about legal availability, and is a very complicated, supercharged and divisive issue. Since we want fewer abortions, how do we do it? What is the most … More Reducing Abortions

Personal Tune-Up

I think everyone should periodically look in the mirror and evaluate the person they honestly see. Is this the person you want to be? Like a car or a furnace, we should get ourselves the occasional tune-up, pop the hood and look inside. To see the truth, you must be willing and able to be … More Personal Tune-Up

Ray Bradbury

Recently, I saw writer Ray Bradbury, on an old episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, discussing life on Mars. This was 1978, NASA had landed the first probes on the planet. Forty-three years later, we have sent a motorized science lab there. Bradbury is my favorite science fiction writer. I started reading him … More Ray Bradbury

If You Asked

If you asked, wondering what this is You are the music flowing thru my mind From morning sunshine to late night starbursts Every enchanting moment I’d like to rewind Waking up quietly alone in thought Wanting to feel your warmth in my embrace From here forward, my life is very short Seize each day or … More If You Asked