Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lew

I received disturbing news today. I had noticed an article in the local paper, about indigent remains being buried. One of the names was an old family friend, Lew Fairfield. What makes this so disturbing is that we tried to … Continue reading

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Monday

The heater is pumping its lovely, warm air across my feet and the cat as I sit at the kitchen table, looking out at the trees in the back yard. The sky was red this morning. Not pink, mind, but … Continue reading

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I am thankful…

…for every minute of every day, that I’m able to live, breathe, think, speak, discourse with friends, family, see, hear, all of it. I’m thankful for my spouse, a wellspring of devotion, laughter, love and music. I’m thankful that, against … Continue reading

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Angry people, life on simmer…

Everywhere I look, in everything I read, I see anger. There’s anger at the poor, the unions, the rich, the privileged, the disabled, the sick, but mostly at the poor. People look down their noses at the families living in … Continue reading

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Cold

It’s cold. I have two blankets and some cardboard hung over the entrance to the backroom, which used to be a porch, many, many years ago. I keep the dog and cat food out there as well as water…which was … Continue reading

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John Lennon NYC

I just sat and watched the John Lennon American Masters documentary. It was riveting. It flew by, and I found myself hoping it would end another way. But of course, it didn’t. The sirens and black screen were devastating. It … Continue reading

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Snow

I’m sitting in the kitchen at the laptop, watching fresh snow sift through the branches of the firs like powdered sugar. At 2:04 in the afternoon, the sky is already beginning to dim and the temperature has dropped to 27F. … Continue reading

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