When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

Watching My Friend Die I The crowd is thinning as our peers exit the party. Each year, the number of departed souls grows exponentially, and so does the awareness that our group has been here for quite a while and our own curfews are fast approaching. The fact is sobering and we can’t ignore it … Continue reading When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

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It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Hello, blog readers. I wanted to drop by and leave a few lines, as I’ve been absent for some time. In recent months, I had the harrowing experience of watching a friend die slowly. Yes, it was the dreaded “C word” (cancer). Yes, her battle has ended. A few weeks ago, she passed away. I … Continue reading It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Charm As Cheap As Table Salt

Okay, my last blog was mega angry and I posted a poem condemning guns.  I was simply SICK of mass shootings in America's schools (still am...and I stand by my poem 100%).  But I'll try to post some lighter material this time.  Goodness, we could all use a break from trauma and despair -- especially … Continue reading Charm As Cheap As Table Salt

Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop.  The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Ahhh, I look so relaxed in this photo, don't I?  This was taken on the very first day of 2017.  I took it myself, and the truth is this:  I was anything BUT relaxed.  At the time, I was dating a man who was on an extended trip to Italy, and he pretty much never … Continue reading But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

  Welcome back to Copenhagen. Let's start the second of my Danish blogs by taking in a mix of the old and new about town... Charming, brightly colored buildings abound. Stunning displays of modern Scandinavian design create an interesting contrast with the abundant historic structures. Reflections in Christianshavn, a harbor district that was founded in … Continue reading Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is. 

June 16th, 2017 5:45 p.m. Less than two hours ago, I was drowning. No one was around. I was paddling frantically, and each time my face barely broke above the surface, my mouth filled with dirty lake water as I attempted to scream or draw a quick, panicked breath before I sank back down into … Continue reading Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is.