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A very close friend once called me the most “apolitical person he ever met.” I did not argue with him.
He said it because I take pains to avoid political discussions or arguments with most people. That tendency has continued on into my blogging here… Read full post »
8:07am Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The residence of Philomella Lowe just north of the incorporated township of Addison, West Virgina. Addison is best known by its post office name, Webster Springs.
Big Mel looked out of the window of her sitting… Read full post »
He picked up the beautifully bound booklet that Laurell had let fall to the floor.
He’d only been mildly confused by her behavior when they’d left his Chestnut Hill condominium, just west of downtown Boston. As it was, the only reason they were taking the trai… Read full post »
“I’m glad you people find this so damn funny” I shrieked over my shoulder at the four of them, who were all clutching themselves in various stages of laughter.
Reed was laughing so hard, that he too had finally pulled in his line so that he could fully… Read full post »
It looks like the green light has been given for a new Godzilla movie in 2014. I will line up alongside all of my brethren just as soon as it’s out.
But I am only now becoming aware of the overall negative consensus of the most… Read full post »
His wife was wearing that pinched facial expression that always meant that she was refusing to show him just how hurt she really was. It was mostly the lines around her mouth. It’s as if Melba could suddenly manifest three or four times the number of tiny stress lines… Read full post »
His name is Baltasar. It means, “God or Lord protect the King.” He does not know why he was given this name since he has lived in poverty throughout his life.
The twins have used him cruelly as a plaything for as long as he can remember. His… Read full post »
I have two jobs these days. I have my regular paying gig… and I am a full-time chauffeur. I struggled against this circumstance in the early days, but I don’t anymore. I could change things, but I won’t.
In my tongue-in-cheek role as a full-t/… Read full post »
You know… with more than 180,000 miles on you, it’s easy to say that you’ve certainly aged better than I have. Man, you look good! But right this minute I’m also thinking about a fascinating Open Call, and I just can’t help but reminisce.
You… Read full post »
This is the mini-saga sequel to “Broken Window.”
Most of the colony has been destroyed. Defense of the nest was inadequate. The cycle is disrupted. We are forced to find a new site to lay the fertilized eggs too soon.
Our fat reserves… Read full post »
I've just finished watching the most recent episode of "Glee." It seems like I "DVR" damn-near everything these days, and I’ve always enjoyed the episodes of "Glee" that I watched from prior seasons.
So this was the episode entitled, &… Read full post »
'I admit that I’ve got it bad. Candace has been on my mind since the semester began and tonight might just be the night. At least she is giving off the right signals … finally.'
Anyone watching me would think I’d just won the lottery. I was just… Read full post »
I-95 Northbound, So. Brevard County, Mile Post 169,
5 Miles South of Palm Bay
There was a time when “The Juice” would never have been seen in his tan colored uniform in its current condition. The pants in particular were awful. He was usually pretty car/… Read full post »
I don’t know when I remembered. It came back to me gradually. I don’t believe there was an event or an occurrence that suddenly brought it all back to me, but before I was blissfully ignorant. And then I was aware.
It’s been a few decades now. … Read full post »
The people from that time were truly my people. That was the time when friends became life-long components of my existence. (These days I have co-workers, neighbors, and acquaintances. I no longer seem to possess the emotional muscles needed to make real friends anymore.) Th… Read full post »
The initial terror that she experienced after awakening in the windowless room had finally subsided into a consistent state of raw awareness. The slightest sound made her whimper. At one point there was a very loud rumble that went on for several long minutes. &nb… Read full post »
Incredulous! I could not believe that he had pulled up behind me with those lights flashing and spinning. I’d watched him climb awkwardly out of his car, and then he was leaning heavily against my open window. His mustache was in my face and level with m/… Read full post »
The set-up for the evening was perfect. He still had her scent in his nose when he left the house that night.
He knew that she had been feeling randy. After all of these years they could read each other effortlessly. When he’d remarked that he might &… Read full post »
I was in the Bronx to attend to some stressful affairs. The snow storm extended my trip for an extra day after the airports closed up Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday morning, after about an hour spent freeing the car, we paid a couple of local kids to dig us out.&… Read full post »
It’s hard to imagine that I grew up here in the Bronx. I’m standing on Gun Hill Road, with slush from the passing cars on my trousers. It’s still quite cold, but I am hoping that LaGuardia will be open today. Yesterday they cancelled my flight./… Read full post »
I am the world’s greatest listener.
My ears have nothing to do with my skills. I use them for telephone conversations and as most excellent support for my glasses. The words that come out of the mouth will confuse me if I grant them too much importance, but I will… Read full post »
His wife told to me to "Follow my heart," after explaining that a lot of people had also requested time to say a few words. "This minister likes to stay on time." (Earlier…I think she had also said that he ran "a tight ship?" Did he even know your frie… Read full post »
In January 2009, I wrote the following post in a blog entitled, "Keep Those Miracles Coming, Leon Will Blog On."
"For those of you who may have been aware of my good friend's surgery, Leon has apparently sailed through like a champ. The tumor was thankfully not as sever… Read full post »
I am well aware that she is too young for me, but I can exercise a fan’s prerogative here if I wish. I think Zoe Saldana is seriously hot. I thought so when I first saw her in Drumline and I’ve never once changed my mind.
&nb… Read full post »