Month: January 2017

Bag Lady

“I have bags in my car,” I frequently say at cash register counters these days. My united state enacted a law to reduce littering via small plastic bags nearly three months ago. To cut trash ‘we the people’ levied a small fine.… ...

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The axe

The Giving Tree

“The axe forgets but the tree remembers.”

I can not tell a lie. This axiom reminded me of a famous children’s book by Shel Silverstein. It’s a classic, fifty years since its first-published date.

The Giving Tree is always poignant in its message when read, about the gift that giving is.… ...

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Hope, the Light

My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. What’s yours?

Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Dr. John

The first person I told was Dr. John. Just inside the door of his home.

His eyes softened instantly and he paused. My entry demeanor was not typical ‘let’s party PJ’, though that’s why I’d come. He hugged me lightly, folded his arms across his chest, and then cocked his head.… ...

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Cavalier vs. Cadillac Care

“I recognize you. What are you doing here?” The scrub-garbed young man said. Incredulous. “Didn’t we take care of you?”

His eyes never left the computer screen, though they went wide as the doctor’s notes answered his question.

Then he didn’t dare look at me, not that I uttered a word.… ...

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Onomatopoeia

What does a zipper have in common with a buzz saw? Or flip-flops with a tuk-tuk? (A tuk-tuk was the auto rickshaw we rode in Bangkok last fall. Not the best transport in a traffic-congested city. Noise clogged the scenic view.… ...

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Revolution is built on Hope

At last we saw the latest Star Wars epic, Rogue One. Smash, bang, boom, whip fast, gee whiz, shazam!

The film’s clarion through line, “Revolution is built on hope” renewed mine. Hope against hope.

Yoda said it first, though I didn’t locate his essence in the new film.… ...

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