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

Originally posted on I gathered life only to find…:
Oh. You thought I was Doug’s mistress? I’m the one who said no. I did care about him though. Part of that care found me leaving his house Wednesday and stopping…

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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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