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Rethinking the Broken

Rethinking the Broken

My garbage disposal is broken. I flip the switch and it just makes a sick noise that is the equivalent of a wild animal that has been injured beyond repair. My mother came over and I warned her not to put any food down that side of the sink and she gave me a look as...
Remember Me in 2033

Remember Me in 2033

September, 2015, we stood at the edge of the silent street and stared at it, the eclipse of the supermoon, a blood moon. Down the street a neighbor, also in his pajamas stared motionless into the sky. Up the street I heard children running out of their house shouting...
Seasoned Favorites

Seasoned Favorites

There is a header at the top of Neil Gaiman’s blog in which a photographic “bust” of him is perched looking out at the reader. He sports his trademark unruly hair and traditional rumpled vibe. But what captivates me at the moment I’m looking are his eyes. He has bags...
Summer Carols

Summer Carols

I’ve decided we need Christmas-style Carols for summer time to hold us over until we get to December. So, I’m starting the trend.   Deck the Yard (sung to the tune of “Deck the Halls”) Deck the yard with citronella, Fa la la la la, la la...
One Day in Summer…

One Day in Summer…

Summer, 1984. I got my first real paying job. It was in a hardware store and I knew pretty much nothing about working in a hardware store.  I was 17 and pretty much new nothing about anything. That summer I learned a lot.  I learned that a 2×4 isn’t...