Category Archives: Friendship

So Inconvenient!

In the dream, I arrived at a decrepit office tower that appeared to have been designed and built in the 1960s by the Soviets. I was dressed in black slacks and a crisp, white button-down shirt with no necktie. I … Continue reading

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Regarding Role Models

One of the people I helped orient and train at work called to chat. The former coworker who had named his child after me wanted to converse as friends. Dave’s kid had graduated high school and had decided to attend … Continue reading

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The Hugging Has Been Canceled

It’s been a couple of months shy of a year since the pandemic abridged many of our personal and social niceties. One of those that I greatly miss is hugging my friends. I’m a very tactile person. I like to … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea

“You make a lousy cup of tea.” My friend remarked after we had returned to his home after a day of touring parts of his stomping grounds in London. Graham had proclaimed that it was tea time and requested that … Continue reading

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At The Last Minute

Last Christmas Eve, a friend invited our friends group to his apartment for a casual, potluck, holiday social gathering. As we settled into the living room, the host nervously excused himself. We heard boxes being dropped and paper crinkling in … Continue reading

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Re-Gifting

Tom was a skillful gift-giver. He knew all of his family and friends’ tastes and preferences to a T. This ability made him a master re-gifter. Tom was my room mate for a couple of years. At the time, both … Continue reading

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A Man Of The Times?

Yesterday was one of those typical personal Sundays when I spend an hour or so in introspection. Earlier, I had just enjoyed a few minutes of phone conversation with my young friend Jonathan. He asked for some advice regarding maintenance … Continue reading

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