In Time

To realize, by a sliver of time Stumped, an unsolved crossword Overlapping events but no rhyme The fog of reality again slurred Orbital paths that do not climb Each life beats forever uninsured Two nickels might equal a dime The mentoring voices never heard Slinking along, just sublime Passing momentarily, but blurred You didn’t catch … More In Time

Summer’s Gone

Summer notions hardly unpacked Just sunbaked ground deeply cracked August’s heavy, suffocating air Curling my damp, sticky hair Vacation months grow shorter Dog days give no quarter My youthful energy spent Wondering where the years went The golden evening hue Swallows the overhead blue At dusk the insects call Announcing the coming fall

Belfast (2021)

I never understood the historical, religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland. At the time, all I saw was tragedy. No, I did not live there, so it is perhaps not fair to comment. I do not judge, and naïvely, I always wondered why everyone could not find a way to live in peace. When … More Belfast (2021)

Summer Sunset

The color is diffuse, so is my mood June held promise, golden at dusk Savored every bite, like picnic food Worked the muscles, giving off musk The day melts away, sprinklers hissing Morning breeze, before searing heat On my face, the sun’s constant kissing Glistening pool, a refreshing retreat Evening sounds, bares the children in … More Summer Sunset

Candy Of the Past

You know you are getting old when you try to find candy that was been off the market for years. Finding specialty candy that is still manufactured can be a challenge as I found out trying to find a Clark Bar. I got to thinking about the candy of my youth. A candy bar cost … More Candy Of the Past

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

Lord Love a Duck

First there was Andy Hardy, then Dobie Gillis, and then the Beach movies. All followed the lives of independent-minded teenagers. Later, there would be American Graffiti and Happy Days in the 1970s and then the John Hughes films in the 1970s. In between was a low-budget 1966 film called Lord Love a Duck.The 1960s was … More Lord Love a Duck