Monthly Archives: May 2020

The Familiar vs The Uncertain

It’s a hoot for me to run across phrases with universality – ones written for now, for me, for my life. Like this one. “…we are all drawn to the familiar in moments of disruption and situations of uncertainty.” Though … Continue reading

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This Boomer’s Summer Rap

It is Memorial Day 2020. Due to lay-offs and job losses in these pandemic times, more of us might be experiencing the great outdoors on this much-appreciated warm sunny day. The holiday is depicted as the start of the summer … Continue reading

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Friend & Foe – Remembering 2017 Flood

Friend and Foe – Remembering 2017 Posted Monday, May 25, 2020, at 7:58 AM You’ve been here for ages, Your rages and seduction shared in pages of time. Rains falling with vengeance, Increasing the strains on your banks Along with … Continue reading

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All Grown Up?

One chilly damp May afternoon I was amused to find myself reading about coffee from a cool book by Tim Schenck titled Holy Grounds. For me, drinking coffee is hardly habitual. Almost to the end of my sixty-sixth year, I … Continue reading

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Turning Twenty

The twenty-first century is maturing. Time flew through its adolescence. Will we manage a world hopefully enduring With love, peace and effervescence? At its birth we used the word ‘millennial’ And we all survived the Y2 Scare. But the growing … Continue reading

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A Time Sublime?

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” This quote by Dr. Seuss inspired … Continue reading

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Battling the Gray-sky Blues

I have flipped every switch and turned on every lighted appliance in every room. For some reason Mother Nature has taken a hankerin’ to a dark shade on her beloved sun lamp. Time to redecorate, Ma’am! And time for ME … Continue reading

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Appearances and Assumptions

When I hear the name Shel Silverstein, I think of Where the Sidewalk Ends or A Light in the Attic, and I visualize the poignant cover of The Giving Tree. What I DON’T think of is Playboy contributor and songwriter. … Continue reading

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