Monthly Archives: January 2017

Leaving a Love

These few words describe a former love, a relationship that inspired and motivated, expanded my vision and presence, heightened my reason for being, offered both comfort and reward, a love surpassing all others. Yet, such a love is not flawless, … Continue reading

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Inaugural Address 2017

I listened to the inaugural address by our new President so I could draw my own conclusions. Then I listened briefly to some CBS commentators’ remarks. My take is a bit different. I am a swing voter, not particularly loyal … Continue reading

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S-M-A-R-T in 2017

Remember the musical theme of the TV show The Twilight Zone? Cue that tune now. One of those moments just made an entrance – not totally creepy, though. Had it all happened on my iphone I would now be in … Continue reading

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In Praise of Reading

There is no one to blame but myself; I know better. The relapse caught me off guard, inflicting an overdose of doldrums too early in this winter season. If I could pass blame, it would be directed at television. Months … Continue reading

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Emptying a Purse

Emptying an old purse, A hearse for road trips, Encapsulating time In prime paper slips Of days, nights, sights, meals, Long sealed by silent lips, Revealing now quick smiles For miles of peaks and dips In life’s random roadmap of … Continue reading

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Combatting Winter Doldrums

This was written for my Close to Home column to appear in the 12/ 7/16 issue ¬†of The Prospect-News in Doniphan, MO. There is no one to blame but myself; I know better. The relapse caught me off guard, inflicting … Continue reading

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