Category Archives: Friendship

Smiling

Parker’s eyes light up, a toothy smile floods his face, and we fist-bump all at the same time. It’s refreshing to be greeted by a sincere smile. When the gesture is spontaneous and natural, it comes from someone who is … Continue reading

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On Brother’s Day 2023

As of early January, Mark has been gone for eleven years. He died on the operating table to repair an aeortic anuerysm after seven-hours in surgery. Although more than a decade has elapsed, this still feels like it happened more … Continue reading

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Some Of My Neighbors

Recently, very early in the early morning I decided to open the front door to check on the progress of an approaching thunderstorm. I immediately noticed a woman sitting on my porch steps scrolling through her phone and smoking a … Continue reading

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Social Disintegration

Much of the world is becoming more fragmented and more people are feeling lonely these days. This is not a news flash by any means; anyone who has been paying attention to current events during the past few years has … Continue reading

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We Are Family

Not all of the time-worn clich├ęs are worn-out. Many of them have been shown true throughout the years. One of them regards making room in our lives for the stuff that matters like: fun and joy, love and generosity, friends … Continue reading

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Laughing Fit

During lunch yesterday with my friend Andrew, he spontaneously decided to share a pun. “What do sea monsters eat?” I didn’t know what the reply should be. He answered, “Fish and ships.” I groaned, but that only egged Andrew on. … Continue reading

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It Smells Like Spam

After I greeted Mike at my front door, he exclaimed that the outdoors smelled like frying Spam. He recounted some mealtimes during his childhood that his mother would fry slices of the processed meat to accompany fried eggs for breakfast. … Continue reading

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