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Graduation 2020 Style

This was written for my Close to Home column in my local weekly paper. Granduation was held outdoors with grids painted on the football field for families and friends. The graduates were in chairs spaced six feet apart. The ceremony … Continue reading

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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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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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Tribute to a Friend

Jack-of-all-trades, master of none Didn’t fit this particular one. When and where did he learn all he knew? Anything you needed it seemed he could do. The tasks he tackled at times were grand But were perfected with his talented … Continue reading

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Isolation Revelations

My thoughts about physical distancing are not earth shattering or original. We are all in this pandemic together learning as we go, scrolliing through the same Facebook memes, facing the same fears and shortages, laughing at the same jokes that … Continue reading

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