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After Effects

The after effects of Covid seem to be lingering, or at least I’m blaming my strange behavior on my 13 days of positive testing. I’m certainly aware my memory is not what it was 40 years ago, but I think it may have taken a definite dive in the past month. It’s not just losing… Continue reading After Effects

Epiphanies

Epiphanies

Epiphanies.  We may all have one or more during our lifetime, and often they move us to alter our lives, view old beliefs in a new way, and/or create new perspectives on our pasts. I recall an epiphany I had when in 1964 as a young reporter I travelled to Atlantic City, New Jersey for… Continue reading Epiphanies

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Families

Families are complicated entities. They are filled with drama, compromise, joy, frustration, love, hate, disagreement, bonding, not bonding, forging together and breaking apart.  For years I thought my parents and grandparents were the centers of the family circle. Then the sibling rivalry began, and I became aware of those other beings in the house that… Continue reading Families

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Christmas Plans Foiled

Christmas 2022 is past. 2023 has begun. And the ‘best laid plans…’ did not include Covid-19. But, I’m learning to be is flexible, even when counting on having friends and neighbors around to share in the season festivities. You may recall my plan had been to cook a lovely Christmas meal and share it with… Continue reading Christmas Plans Foiled

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New and Old

My humble contribution to the end of a year and the start of a new one as part of the Ragtag Community’s prompt of New at https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/12/31/rdp-saturday-new/ New trips off my tongue Eagerly marching forward But old gets stuck Buried beneath wrinkles of time Both anticipate the unexplored New with hopeful fervor Old with fearful… Continue reading New and Old

Christmas

More Quirky Christmas

Christmas is here, and the spirit that swirls around every house has suddenly infiltrated mine. This may be the first time such feelings have emerged in close to 15 years or longer. I don’t remember many Christmas days or dinners during that time whether because I didn’t do anything or because I’m getting older. I… Continue reading More Quirky Christmas

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Alone

She sat among, but was alone Talk was loud, but she heard nothing She smiled, her eyes never sparkling, This isn’t my place, my time, my desire I can’t stay, I’m disconnected Too much required, comfort abandoned Overwhelming my unsettled mind I need home, cat, music, my peace Permission granted from within She strolled away,… Continue reading Alone