Monthly Archives: December 2016

My dear another year is almost here and I have little fear.   The little fear I have is truly little compared to many fears that many have about their situations.   I’m in the USA and in the state … Continue reading

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AN HOUR IN THE LIFE OF A FAIRLY FORTUNATE OLD MAN

He awakens from his nap having been nourished by an hour’s sleep in the middle of the day and feels his maybe-sleeping wife beside him.   His plans for the afternoon slowly emerge from the fog of dreamland as he … Continue reading

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THE DAY AFTER

It is the day after – after what so many longed for and planned for.   Some are pleased and some are disappointed.   Memories are flourishing as we are finishing another year.   I am concerned about a man … Continue reading

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THE SUN WENT DOWN

It was a solstice in the summer of 1958 that moved into my memory as this year’s winter solstice came to be.   There was a six year old son beside me on my left and a three year old … Continue reading

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JOUSTING

It felt like jousting to me although I do not know what jousting feels like, but that is the word that came to mind as I was “attacked” by a six year old and a nine year old.   The … Continue reading

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THREE SETTINGS

Nothing unusual in the west at five o’clock – just some painted clouds on top of live oak trees – beautiful but no big deal.   Our hopeful expectations so often fulfilled – so seldom disappointed.   We planned to … Continue reading

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TWO SIMILAR SONNETS

Tell me please, why the years go so fast? I was a boy and I was playing with toys and had access to so many joys. Soon another decade will be past   and folks around will know that Ill … Continue reading

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MEANDERINGS NEAR SUNSET LAKE

Many mornings I walk around Sunset Lake when the sun is about to rise.   I like to catch dawn before it disappears – before that particular dawn vanishes forever.   I believe that most of life is not repetitive … Continue reading

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PRELUDES TO SLEEP

I suppose one is fortunate if instead of worrying he goes to sleep at night considering weird agenda.   Last night after I hit the pillow two thoughts dominated – both in the context of about a hundred years ago: … Continue reading

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DISAPPOINTMENT

We have three grand children who live about seventy miles away and we get to see them on occasion.   When they arrive at our place they know that they should hug us and they are pretty good at that. … Continue reading

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