Category Archives: Youth

Mark

Mark was the youngest member of my family of origin. He was my brother and consistent friend. Mark and I were inseparable. Whenever our family changed addresses, Mark, my sister Deb, and I were a clique. Because my sister was … Continue reading

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Beautiful

A ray of sunshine was like a spotlight on one of the living room shelves. It glinted on both rivets on the binding of an old photo album. That was the cue to bring out the album to peruse it. … Continue reading

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Independent

Just prior to quarantine days, my truck driving friend Jorge and I mulled over what it feels like being the first child of the litter. Jorge had two sisters and a brother; I grew up with one of each. My … Continue reading

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1970 All Over Again

Tuesday in this blog, I submitted some thoughts about nostalgia. I noted a love/hate relationship about it. As fate determined, nostalgic¬†thoughts have bubbled into my mind since then. This is frustrating¬†because I want to live in the present as much … Continue reading

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Pondering Vice

I stumbled across my old, favorite ashtray this week. It was originally part of a set of Fiestaware dishes I bought at a neighbor’s garage sale back in 1979. I wanted the dinner ware because my old, odds and ends … Continue reading

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Walk The Talk

One of the better innovations in the world has been the creation of democratic republics. Likewise one of the most tedious developments on Earth has been the exploitation of democratic republics. 2020 is an election year–which means U.S. citizens are … Continue reading

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The Wild Side

I dreamt about James Dean early this morning. It was just prior to awakening from sleep. I can only paraphrase what he told me. “We are all being groomed to be like cattle, just to be slaughtered later.” We know … Continue reading

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