Tag Archives: Family & Friends

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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Theatre Review: Daphne’s Dive

Do we speak aloud our history? Or, do we remain silent? Do we acknowledge our traumas? Or, do we avoid our ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences)? Do we challenge our evil? Or, do we avoid confrontation? Do we confine ourselves to … 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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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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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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Poem: Dad Had A Good Life

Born, as he was,in the depressionand the world at war,he grew up without,and learned to make do. Family, friends, neighborsmake communities,and were the focusof his life,as a backgroundof stability and security. He came of agein the era of Americanprosperity and aspiration. … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Thanks Giving

thanks (n): an act or statement of gratitude giving (v): to offer an object to someone else This Thanksgiving season, I have been hearing al awful lot of grumbling. Those making such statements fall into two opposing groups. One grumbles … Continue reading

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The Window

Who is the that manin the window,Who rolls upin a wheelchair,Care-giver behind? We stand outside;he inside.The pane between us;masks concealingOur smiles,our whimpers. But, we wave,gesture hugs,Blow kissesto that manIn the window. Can he see us,through hisReflection fromthe inside? Can he … Continue reading

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