From Zero to Piedmont Park in 5 Days

This was my third kid and I had never taught anyone how to ride a bike.  How had that happened?  I don't remember who taught Mini Me how to ride a bike, but I remember that he was riding, sans training wheels, at age 4, barefoot, and slinging his lightening bolt-paint-job-bicycle in neighbors' yards up …

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In the Gutter

I am re-screening our screened porch - because I know how, and because it needs it badly.  Today, I set out early.  I am beginning to put up the new screen, and that is exciting to me.  Unfortunately, I got a little side tracked.  I had been toying with what to do with the gutter …

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Joe

I grew up with a guy named Joe. We had Art class together.  He was younger than I was.  He was cute.  We were both shy. Our relationship was never like that.  Artists have a way of being able to connect with each other when they cannot connect with others.  Joe's sister, Tracy, was in …

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Surprise

I will admit that there is a part of me that still thinks of Valentine's Day as a Hallmark Holiday; however, I am also willing to admit that I thought that more back when I did not have a Valentine to share it with.  Now, don't get me wrong--we don't get all sappy.  And hell to …

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The Cuckoo’s Nest

...And by 'it', I mean those terribly annoying cosmic forces that sometimes seem to come together, all at once, as one, to work against you and make your day go to hell in a hand bag.....

Sweet Aline

I'm writing this while she is still alive-awful as that statement sounds.  I want her to be able to read the way I feel about her before the inevitable happens-and it will.  We both know it.  My friend, Aline, has ALS. Lou Gehrig's disease.  I was shocked when I found out.  ALS affects more men than …

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She’s Gone

                                                  I gave our dog away today. I have been sitting here crying ever since, even though I know it was the right thing to do.  I gave her to relatives …

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Right is Right Even if No One Else is Doing It….

Would I do it again? Oh hell yes. I did it for my child. And all of the others. It's everyone else who should be living with regret. Right is right even if no one else is doing it.

The Wand Keeper

Fighting tears again, I was trying to decide if we should just go right back around and try again....