On Remembering A Best Friend…

About 100 years ago, on a Saturday night, I was out on a date with a guy who took me to a bar that I wasn’t old enough to be in to play darts and pool.  I wasn’t much of a player, so said date gave me a bunch of quarters to go play the…
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On A Permanent Broken Heart…

I have written quite a bit about broken hearts. Mostly, my own. The broken heart I am usually referring to is the one that was fixed almost a year ago. My talented surgeon filled the hole in my heart and sent me on my way. This week I experienced a different type of broken heart.…
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In The Bleak Midwinter…

Ah, January… Endless, frozen, dismal, and almost entirely void of anything even close to resembling joy. We soldier on, going about our business and living our lives. We tell each other that the winters make us hale and hearty and that they “keep the riff-raff out” in an effort to be good sports. We gravitate…
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On A Numb And Frozen December

Christmas is behind us — thank God. It is always the worst time of year for me, and this year was no different. Plus, there was the added pleasure of -40 degree weather. Everything was frozen and numb this holiday season, myself included. My go-to way of staying sane during December — working as many…
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On Going Home…

I often hear my friends talk about going “home” for visits and holidays.  I know that they mean going to their parent’s homes, maybe their grandparent’s, or to other relatives that live in their home towns.  Hearing that has always gnawed at me, mostly because I was jealous.  I haven’t had a “home” to go…
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