An interesting question, even more so since I now claim the senior discount whenever possible. I’m not questioning marriage – a marriage is what two people make of it. So, why do people marry? Survey says: for all kinds of reasons – but love is only one marital asset. That sounds so cold, but it … More Why Marry? More Specifically, Why Do Seniors Say I Do?
There’s a question, circling inside Is this fleeting or a pivotal event? ‘What if’s’ pop like thought-balloons Perplexing, for this eager gent — Lean in, let the sun kiss all this splendor ‘Tis a dream, reality is never so warm I’m spooked, my defenses are down Swallowed whole, consumed by the storm — Life is … More How Can I Be Sure?
Strewn shards and cracked pieces The sky rained confusion Blurring my cloudy vision In the mirror, a ghostly illusion — It wasn’t your job to save me This soul hollowed and distressed Without knowing, you patched my spirit I will confess, I feel blessed — On one knee, I finally came to see I’m a … More Confessions of the Heart
From the dark side to the light Tired eyes are slow to adjust Once slipping, now skating away From sawdust to stardust — After the fierce rain, a double rainbow The damp air pops with electricity Bold sunlight divides the blue-gray sky To the heavens, creator of synchronicity — A poor man casts off his … More Fool’s Gold
Concept albums are tough to pull off. Think Sgt. Pepper, Tommy, Quadrophenia, Animals, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Thick as a Brick, The Wall, et. al. There might be an integrated story, instrumental segues, musical motifs and epic feel to the production. Or, the songs might conceptually linked by content … More Concept Albums by Frank Sinatra, Paul Williams, Richard Harris and Carole King: Of Love and Heartache
Life moves in some strange and unpredictable directions. Mine certainly has. I’m grateful for many things, especially friends and family. Two other things have touched my life at important times. The blog. Seven years ago I started this blog. It was a great creative outlet for my writing, but it was more than that. An … More A Blog and a Dog, and the House of Love
In the prologue the heavens parted Ejecting me on my noggin Like an egg, my memory cracked open Where should I begin? — Chapter one was my first appearance The golden fifties not so nifty My shadow hid from the sun Chance of success only fifty-fifty — Chapter two, the world is a zoo Drones … More Memoirs
Even reality TV is not always real. Just because it is promoted as real, does not mean it is. In the past six years we now have to be concerned with what is real and what is promoted as real. Maybe the Moon landing was faked? Reality ain’t what it used to be. MTV’s The … More Unreal, Reality TV
The words slide through the air Meant only for me Truth cloaked in a sexy smile Witticism drier than the Gobi — You tickle my frontal lobe Rapid-firing my neurons Your intellect is incitive Our laughing fits are marathons — A comic I’m not, still you laugh at me Awkwardly, our dance is all feet … More The Funny Things You Say
The ravenous feeling of late night Thoughts anything but straight Still thinking in the morning light In those stars is my fate With you, soaring higher than a kite I fall back to earth in a different state Struggling with all my might Nervous on our first date These butterflies took flight Surviving the impossible … More Late Life Love Affair