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Odds and Ends No. 75

what is it about a hot cup of tea in the afternoon when all seems lost earlier today I was so very tired that I couldn’t chew the gum on my desk I mean I don’t chew a lot of gum by any means but I couldn’t she on the […]

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 […]

Than Writing

I haven’t written for five days as life got in the way but as I sat down to write I was reminded everything that has happened in the interim was far more important than anything I’d think or write because every moment with my wife, in our home, at church has […]

Styrofoam Memories

it was after my first cup of tea but well before I was thinking of a second that the thick morning fog was in full but slow retreat much like my thoughts this morning as I pondered the day ahead I felt chilled even though it is hot and humid […]

Beyond Until

Acupuncture wiped me out. I said no errands today. I’m going straight back to editing my great American novel. But I was more than half way to Trader Joe’s. Got almond butter, coffee, almonds. Forgot my special tea. My regular tea will do. My sweet muse, can you tell? I’m […]


it’s a holiday I wasn’t going to write today but as the day wore on I knew I had to tell you one more time that I love you which is so true I don’t have the words for it and there is so much I was aching to tell you […]

Odds and Ends No. 66

Waking in winter isn’t the same as waking in the desert heat. Not cold enough to turn on the heat. Still too warm to wear layers like I did in Indiana. In the winters here, I transform into the tin man from “The Wizard of Oz” sans oil can. When I awake, […]

For a Change

In the hustle and bustle of writing and thinking, thinking and writing, I’m much better at writing about love than living love. We can’t switch places with anyone in real life, even though I’d like to switch places with myself for a change.