So There I Was...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Enjoy and Embrace

Merry Days and Merry Evenings to you all! I hope the next several days find you exactly where you want and need to be as you celebrate in your most treasured of ways. Looking forward to your stories of celebration and giving when we all return from our gatherings. ~Weathered Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

She's Buying Zeus and a Jet for Christmas

A very dear friend of ours, who has three boys (18, 16, and 13), lost her father to cancer in mid October. Less than ten days later, the family's 18 month old gray and white Great Dane name Tuxedo (Tux for short), died unexpectedly due to a heart defect. It's been a difficult Fall for all of them... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Speaking of "Budding" Relationships...

My fiance told me that if I handled the details of the wedding, he would plan an unforgeable two-week honeymoon in Hawaii. I didn't want to go to Hawaii at first. I had never been on an airplane, because I was terrified of planes. I used to have reoccurring dreams of planes crashing and catching... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Do You See What I See

My son is twenty three years old. He is my first. He is my only boy. He is both my son and my friend. When he was small, I always fantasized our relationship would be like it is today, but there was a time I feared it never would be. I don’t want to hash out the details of our relationship other... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Letting Ignorance Rent Space In My Head

I can’t do it anymore. Try as I might to be a good land lord, the tenants have become neglectful, disrespectful, and consistently fail to follow the rules and pay rent on time. The truth is that I have become nothing more than a slum lord. In an effort to fill all the spaces, pay the building loan... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

That's a Good Bad Dog

That's Macy Mae up there in that photo from this Fall. She's 5 1/2 years old. She is a Walker Treeing Coonhound/Beagle Mix. I got her at a flea market in upstate New York for $50 back in August of 2010. She was only 10 weeks old. She's a Gemini. She enjoys long walks down the sidewalk both on and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

He Always Gave Her His Pickles

This is a story that has no ending, only new beginnings... It was a Mcdonald's cheeseburger. I can't remember if she asked for the pickles off of his burger or if he simply offered them to her in kindness. I don't even know if he likes pickles. But, I remember her saying to him, "I love pickles."... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Deja Voo: 2013 Reincarnated

As I read and listen to all the news reports regarding the looming and likely possibility of another government shut down, I can't help but think of the word reincarnated. Will 2013 rise again? Another name? Another face? Another round of bi-partisan pissing contests and let's play spin the bottle?... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


So there I was, just sitting on the front porch steps eating a samich and minding me own business. All of a sudden, a squirrel appeared. It came within four feet of my bare outstretched legs, stopped, and began to size me up. I held very still but managed to break off a piece of bread crust and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lying In Bed Listening to a Woman Scream and Doing Nothing

I woke at 3:00 a.m. to what I thought had been a dream of a woman screaming somewhere down my block. It wasn't until my dog bolted downstairs and began barking at the front window that I realized I wasn't dreaming. I heard a woman screaming. I listened out the window trying to determine which... Sign in to see full entry.

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