Once I arrived back home, I picked up my new guitar – a Christmas gift to myself for enduring the covid19 pandemic safely and an inspiration to stay home a little while longer and learn how to play it. On the table in front of me was my iphone with the app I used to tune the guitar and learn to play. I just needed to turn on the (phone’s) microphone so the phone could hear the strings as I played. Continue reading Long Ago To Now
I took this photo sometime around 2010 ish. One of the benefits of working 12-hour shifts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday was that around 6:00am on a weekday, I could get up, grab my camera, drive into DC and get some photos of some of my favorite places without a lot of people around. On this day, I was leaning against one of the stones on the back of the WWII memorial and looking through my viewfinder – totally in awe of the reflection of the Lincoln Memorial and the history of the Washington DC area. I now wonder about … Continue reading What Will Be the Legacy of Our Nation?
On this the 18th anniversary of 9/11/01 I wish we could have a national (if not a global) debrief on where we all were and the lessons we learned. Continue reading “How Do I Cope With The Fact That I Can’t Keep My Children Safe?” – My Lesson from 9/11/01
“It’s delft,” she responds.
“Delft? What the hell is delft?” I’ve never heard of this color. As I drive the cart a little further, I quickly scan my mind looking for the place that has all of the colors in a Crayola 64 pack of crayons. I’m thinking midnight blue, navy blue, sky blue, blue-green, periwinkle and then off to the land of lime green, bubble gum and burnt sienna. Continue reading Delft
The Cats Are Alright
While I knew that cats grieve like their owners, I never knew or realized how bad this grief process could be until I watched Trey for several days after mom’s death. Continue reading The Cats Are Alright
The title “home is the sailor, home from the sea” is from the poem Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was how my mom would greet me … Continue reading “Home is The Sailor, Home From The Sea”
I knew immediately what to keep and what to let go of. Other times, when I would open a closet or a drawer or look at a picture, I felt like I was going to throw up right then and there from the combination of sorrow and grief mixed with the intense sadness that went with missing mom. Continue reading A Legacy In A Quilt
I don’t want to hear it anymore. I’ve seen post after post about gun rights. Who should own a gun and who shouldn’t. Here’s the thing: … Continue reading Why I Will Never Own A Gun
Are ya going on vacation to New England this summer? Don’t forget to park yourself in front of a Lobster Roll! Continue reading Lobster Rolls I Have Loved
“I realized that there may be a difference between taking a selfie and being fully present and engaged in a photo together with the ones you love the most. ” Continue reading The Thing About Selfies…
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