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Odds and Ends No. 74

When my readers break, wear out, or fall apart, I order a box of three pairs for me and a box for her. I need them to shave and see the computer screen; she needs them for reading. My remaining old pair of glasses is in the loft bath- room. I […]

One Hour and Thirty-Nine Minutes

I spent the afternoon over thinking my options because I don’t know what they are. I didn’t want to think about anything else so I watched a stupid movie I missed in nineteen eighty-one. It should have stayed missed. It was late. I studied and read through dinner. I had enough time for […]

Noises of the Night

The Bose clock blinked from four twenty-nine to four thirty. Falling asleep on the sofa was hard enough given the hard circumstances of the day. I was up at eleven, one, three, and four. Too tired to sleep; too tired to get up. That’s when I moved to the loveseat […]


Wanted to write something positive but it wasn’t there. Even the pronouns dissolved in the air. Not possible today. The mind couldn’t connect with what the heart could no longer touch. How did the gap become so wide? Become a road that could no longer be traveled? Become a bridge […]

Odds and Ends No. 39

I was hoping for a haiku today, but my life and the chaos whirling around me is bigger than a haiku. The forecast for today was strong winds and clouds of electronic chaos dissipating in the late afternoon. She wanted Office back. After getting her set up, I realized I wanted to stay […]