Monthly Archives: November 2013

HOW HAS IT GONE SO FAST?

You don’t know how it’s going to be when you wake up.   You do know how you’d like it to go — but nothing more.   You also know your usual routine but fate could intervene.   It’s possible … Continue reading

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HARSH SUDDENNESS

When Lucille got her electric wheel chair she whizzed down hallways.   She began to harass some of the other patients by bumping into them.   She was an angry woman.   She took it out on those who had … Continue reading

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OUR EMPATHY IS STRAINED

When the magnitude of suffering captures television’s news day after day those of us with mild complaints tend to rethink our adversaries — sometimes with survivors guilt and often with thankfulness.   Seeing destruction from afar is so open to … Continue reading

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MY SOLEMNITY IS MIXED

On the day World War II ended I was in the Navy doing garbage duty in Sampson, NY.   I remember the awful smell of the garbage.   But as I got used to it and smelled like the garbage … Continue reading

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BECOMING ANOTHER

  In most of my dreams I am me but in some of them I am someone else and when I awaken I wonder who I was.   I was a stranger to myself — had never met me until … Continue reading

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MOVING AGAIN

I  have to tell you that we’re moving again — for the eighth time since we began as us — more than forty years ago.   Familiar with down-sizing we’re at it again and wondering when we’ll run out of … Continue reading

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THERE ARE THOSE MOMENTS

There are those moments when I  awaken in the morning and my whole life suddenly rushes before me as memories — memories that crowd one another in an effort to claim space to show me their importance — like little … Continue reading

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STAGGERING

I  thought I was old — but I just read about a galaxy discovered recently that is 13.1 billion light years away from us.   it was that long ago that what is now seen out near the Big Dipper’s … Continue reading

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DAWN AND THE FOG

  The dawn came first but soon after came the fog changing our  morning expectations as we walked across our path wondering if the east would ever glow — its usual offering to those of us turned on by sunrise. … Continue reading

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THERE IS A TIME

  There is a time when it’s best to yield when you feel like being lazy in spite if tasks awaiting.   There is s time when it’s best to rise above what’s tempting you to ignore responsibilities.   And … Continue reading

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