Category Archives: Reflections

Dept. of Alternative Facts: Relativity

Relativity (n): Einstein’s law that had something to do with time, the equation of which I would have to look up on Wikipedia, but I’m too busy to bother doing and I could not interpret it anyway We have recently … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Retired

retire (v): to put at rest; to stop working; (adv): a state of non-productive activity; to be in leisure Many of my readers know, or have figured out, that we recently retired from work. Thirty-five years on my part; forty-one … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Howz Rulz

house (n): a dwelling, in suburban USA usual consider the residence of a nuclear family; in an urban area more often a shared residence of several unrelated adults who are reducing housing expenses. howz (n): made up spelling of house, … Continue reading

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Poem: Now We Weep

My regular readers have noticed that I have been rather absent on the blog these past couple of months. This is not for lack of activity, but because living those experiences require engagement, and sometimes enacting our life absorbs the … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: U-go-S-lavi-A

When I was in middle school Civics class, I recall a classmate discussing the dilemma of Yugoslavia. His parents were from that nation, escape out from under their dictator, Tito’s, iron rule. On the one hand, he said that this … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Urban Renewal

Thirty years ago, I live in NYC. Urban environment to the max. Apartment buildings, alternative side-of-the-street parking, subway stations within walking distance, hand-cart for grocery store errands, lines at any business. For nearly twenty years, I have lived on the … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: ”Don’t take your guns to town, son”

(To my readers, I wrote this the weekend of the verdict, but decided to hold onto it until after the new year, as I thought it’s topic not relevant to the holiday season. And in the meantime, two other trials … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Yellow Jacket Nests

Yellow jackets (n): type of wasp which builds nests and lives in tight, social groups; very defensive of their nests; stinger is not barbed, thus can aggressively attack threats to their nests with multiple stings September is yellow jacket hunting … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Quotes

Quote: (v) to repeat a saying from someone else, usually with implication that this is a person of authority thereby giving the phrase added significance. Having worked in a therapy world for many years, I have seen lots of quotes. … Continue reading

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Poem: Honor

We come to honor our father, (Husband, grandfather),In this memorial. We honor his years of youth,Sewing the harvest of his adult years, Courting and marryingOur mother (grandmother),And pursuing the educationWhich would be the cornerstoneOf our family. We honor his young … Continue reading

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