Category Archives: Youth

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

I gladly obey the social distancing and mask wearing guidelines whenever I dare go shopping for necessities. I follow the one-way arrow stickers on the floor of the aisles, and I don’t dawdle or cause delays for fellow shoppers. Although … Continue reading

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Innocence

I stepped onto the front porch slab a few minutes before bedtime. The night time weather was unusually mild and pleasant for late June; especially since the afternoon had been quite windy. I visually surveyed the neighborhood and took in … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Do most people on Earth have as much difficulty in letting stuff go as I do? They probably do. Don’t we like to cling onto our suffering believing we are being “stoic” about it? After all, don’t we generally fear … Continue reading

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Audacious

Dennis was one of the boldest, in your face coworkers I’ve ever known. Dennis was an undergraduate student at Stanford when Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, California hired him as a part-time maintenance staffer. He was an exceptionally curious young … Continue reading

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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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