Monthly Archives: October 2012

I SCOFF AND WATCH

It seems that star newscasters have to visit places where hurricanes transform a normal life into chaos and catastrophe.   They may stand in water wearing wading boots as wind and rain beat upon their waterproof outfits that advertise their … Continue reading

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LOST BRAVE

“I have lost my brave” he said to his friend and he sounded like he really meant it.   Gathering himself to be in the mode of a man who could cope he suddenly lost his hope.   But he … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT STORM

They are reporting a serious event — they’re not certain when it will hit nor exactly where or how but they have no doubt that when  it arrIves it will make a serious impact.   The experts  on television stand … Continue reading

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TURNING TO

She was desperate. Her broken voice came over the cell phone at four  in the morning:   “I’ve no one else to turn to!”   How good it was that at least she found one — one whose listening skills … Continue reading

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CLOCKS, ETC.

I have three clocks — at least three that I’m aware of.   My inner clock began its ticking before I left my mother’s womb and it responds to nature’s clock that seems to have pendulum that regulates our seasons. … Continue reading

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LIKE IT IS

I daily express my views but if I were to debate I’d probably lose.   I tell it like I see it but if you press me I might yield a bit.   At least I express and go on … Continue reading

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OLD SELF

I inquired (as I am prone to do) when meeting one along the road with whom I am familiar who had formerly revealed bad news — and I was told: “She’s back to her old self”.   And  I pondered … Continue reading

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BEING A MAN HERE

In Quad 8 live eight women and four men.   I  just came home from a birthday party where there were seven women and I was the only man.   I’ve known for years that women outlive men but I … Continue reading

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BEEN THERE — DONE THAT

When you’ve been offered bits of praise you up your need. Your expectations raised. your hope there’ll be a little more applause. You come to the point when you want no one to pause.   Your adulation’s stultifying good sense. … Continue reading

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BLAMING GOD

I hear too much that “God does not give one more than he can bear” offered as consolation to one who is suffering.     I don’t believe that God arranges pain in doses we can manage — but barely. … Continue reading

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