Monthly Archives: March 2019

Filling My Glass

Ah, the incessant question: Is my glass half empty or half full? But the real question, I think, is Who’s filling it? (or emptying it) Therefore, I choose to see my glass (if it’s really even mine) as neither half … Continue reading

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Earworm

Behold I had the song “Dancing Queen” stuck in my head I wept I repented of all that had brought me unto this piteous place Yae, verily I did gnash my teeth and pray for deliverance Yet naught would avail … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Healing River When I was young, it was a toss-up whether music or writing would be the focus of my career. Writing and filmmaking eventually emerged as my creative fulcrum. But, like water seeking the path of least resistance, my … Continue reading

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Listen!

                   “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. … Continue reading

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Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

My Featured Blogger this week is Angel at Watch You Life in Pictures, whose blog site’s subtitle is “We Gathered Life, Only to Find…” Angel is a bit of an enigma, a woman who says little about herself, but writes … Continue reading

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Attack of the Mole People!

            Recent photo of our backyard: Help! We’re under attack by a mole! I’ve named him “Manny” (because there may actually be many of them). At first he would leave a lump here, a lump … Continue reading

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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