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Center

My beloved old home, my one-time center.

This past week I’ve spent dozens of hours going through old photographs and documents and projects and letters and recordings and videos and doodles and poems and journals and mementos and, well, stuff.  1,164 more words

An Ongoing Journal...

childhood

When I was five, I wanted to grow up to be an alcoholic.
Loving the smell of stale beer,
stale cigarettes,
stale bodies,
stale smiles, 63 more words

Poetry

The 40+ Project: Gregory, 49

Today I am officially in the 40 club. I haven’t gotten my sea legs yet but I’m sure I’ll acclimate soon enough.

Gregory is a new friend. 333 more words

I'm Not An Artist

Pathways (From Still Waters)

It is thus, and in this way, our lives cross,
amid pathways both familiar and strange.
At the edge of that ridge, the children wept, 131 more words

The Depths and Emptiness of Good Friday

Joel is a good friend.
His was a life most people could only imagine in their wildest dreams.
He was a respected doctor, having come from a family of doctors and married to one. 466 more words

Faith

Getting Grumpy

 Men get grumpy around age 70 – No Kidding!

A recent NPR piece caught my attention this week. The Grumpy Point: When a Man Turns 70… 352 more words

Happiness

The 40+ Project: Keary, 44

As with Joyce, my interview with Keary, age 44 (almost), was riddled with technical problems. We probably started and stopped five times. Thanks to his patience with all of the nonsense, I still managed to get some great nuggets of wisdom from Keary. 66 more words

I'm Not An Artist