Life

Cleopatra Dreaming

Sitting, enjoying a beverage at one of our fav places… just getting into the patio season mood… the same waitress, over the years, attending to every need… what could be better! We ask about summertime hours and she used the word “I’m” when explaining her plans to do this, that and the other…  as in,…

Sometimes I Get It Right

Are there any of us who doesn’t have truly great memories – despite the fog of time obscuring the past? It’s like when someone’s having a roaring good time on a Saturday night and paying hell for it the next morning with a hazy hangover. Later, when they reflect back, what do you think they’ll…

Writing Upside Down

Sometimes I wonder how I can write something ‘up’, when I’m feeling ‘down’. I’m sure everyone has experienced less than positive feelings from time to time. My solution is to write a list of all the things in life, for which I’m grateful. (Robert Burns said something about hating the “language of complaint.”) Because everyone’s…

Alexander’s Decision

John Lennon reminded us in Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy): “Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.” ‘Life’ happened with news of the death of Alexander Martinez – an adult student attending a college night course that I taught. Alexander was a real gentleman and a genuine person.  Originally from El Salvador, he told us,…

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