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Monday, March 29, 2010


I'm Bored Says the Teenager Even though he just spent two days at a resort cabin taking winter hikes, eating junk food, and digging snow caves. I'm Bored, he says Even though he gets to sleep in till noon Eat a hearty breakfast Ride a motor scooter that he repaired And torture his sister. I'm Bored,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Those Little Things That Make Life

It's the little things that make life grand. Put an extra garnish on it. Steal the cherry off the top and munch it. And doesn't that whipped cream deserve some cinnamon? It's way too plain. Life requires the windows to be rolled down on a gloriously sunny day; even if you have AC. Sometimes, even... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I've Been There...Several Times...

Wife repellent: "I love the clam chowder at Ivar's," he says, referring to Seattle's pierside restaurant. "Oh, yeah!" She says, "Me too! We went there together, didn't we!" "--Actually," he says, obviously without thinking, "I'VE been there several times." Wife recalls that ExWife had family in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's Okay, I'll Settle for 'Like'...

"I love you," he says, as he goes up the stairs to sit with his ex-wife's family at his daughter's wedding leaving you and your kids uncomfortably seated downstairs at a round table filled with the ex-wife's unfriendly cousins who will not even look at you or yours...except to glare on occasion. "I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don't Bring It Home

"Don't bring it home," he says, referring to my new job. I haven't worked out of the home for twelve years. --and I still don't want to go. I leave the house hesitantly, all but kicking and screaming... I've done everything I could to stay around for my kids. And now, because there is such a panic... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

God Wakes Me

I've heard that you can train your brain to wake you at a desired time in the morning But last night and the night before I didn't ask my brain to do that; I asked the one that created my brain to do that. "Please wake me at five that I will have some quiet time to talk with you... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm Dreaming

This morning came too early. People stirring, radios blaring. I just wasn't ready for any of it. I appreciated the respite from my thoughts and cares that sleep provided. And I wanted that back, that silence of the conscious mind. Soft pillows, warm down comforter. Silence. And peace. How do people... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Blah. That's how I'm feeling. Just Blah. Blah is gray colored. Blah smells cardboard. Blah tastes like spaghetti noodles with nothing on them. Blah is what your hair does when it's raining outside. Blah is being too blah to even want to watch a movie or read a book. Blah is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Conquering the Hill

For Jared Some people have to climb the highest heights to achieve a summit in their minds. "You don't conquer the hill; You conquer yourself" But I can conquer myself just as well at the base camp When I've at last discovered that the hurdle is Myself Every mountain peak Appears to be, In contrast,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just Another Day

Just another day Just another breeze of country air came sweeping through the squeeky front door When my two youngest entered, conspiring. They'd just picked several of my flowers from the yard Had heard that you could press them in a book and wanted to be shown how. I had other things to do and was... Sign in to see full entry.

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