Jul 18, 2024

I think that everything that

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A collection of circumstances
Jul 18, 2024

"Can I borrow your bike?" my 78-year-old brother-in-law, Howard, asked my husband, Kenji, on the phone. "I use my bike every day, so I’m afraid not. Why do you ask?" "I am out of Depends and I need to go…

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Pauls Birthday
Jul 18, 2024

So, as it happens, today would have been my dear ex-husband Pauls 79th birthday. I miss him more than I can possibly say. My emotions of sadness and rage and more deeper sadness are batting around inside of me like…

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Bremerton
Jul 18, 2024

The sea gulls have taken over the town. There is a seagull on a light pole talking gibberish to me. There is sea gull shit everywhere. On the road, on the sidewalk. There are not many people in town, only…

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Jess #2
Jul 18, 2024

“Did it ever occur to you I might be autistic?” I asked my mom that night on the phone. “That you were what now?” “Autistic.” “Why ever would I think that?” “How I could never figure out what made Curt’s…

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Cody
Jul 17, 2024

I whine because— Well, I’m not sure why exactly. Maybe for the sound of your baby voice. The one you only use for me. Or that belly rub that makes my legs twitch. But when I whine, without fail, you…

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Loyalty
Jul 17, 2024

I live on a Boardwalk on the edge a huge bird refuge, in an urban area only eight minutes in good traffic from the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s the best of both worlds, close to San Francisco, in the midst…

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A Question of Loyalty
Jul 17, 2024

I think "it's a question of loyalty" is focussing on the wrong point. Whether Joe Biden stays in the race is simply not the point to me, and I think to many Democrats. I believe he has done a phenomenal…

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A Most Important Attribute
Jul 17, 2024

When i was young and needy - i of course still need, but soooo much less than i used to -i knew nothing of loyalty, because my needs, my emotional poverty, my aching heart looking for love in front of…

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Loyalty
Jul 17, 2024

Catfish said if we were going to be friends, I had to knock on the old lady's door, and ask for a cup of water and then sprinkle it on her front steps while reciting the Lord's prayer. Our Father…

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A Question of Loyalty
Jul 17, 2024

(Upon arriving at Kinderdijk this afternoon via the Rhine River...) There is no question– I am giving notice of my intent To do anything to live here. What does this place Mean to me? This is my third thoughtful visit.…

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How I would live
Jul 16, 2024

Like lots of kids I knew when I was in elementary school, we day dreamed. That comes naturally to young ones even despite today's screens and the damage they do when overused too young. Kids dream. Who hasn't seen a…

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