This Six Week Journey
Feb 03, 2023

On December 5, 2022, I had major surgery on my right foot and calf. The surgery lasted for three hours, and Dr. Zikowski said it was successful! I am an avid walker who treks through the trails in the woods…

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Emptiness: The other side of joy
Feb 03, 2023

If I could write about emptiness I would write about the sky on a cloudless day or a deep dark well that when you dropped a penny you couldn't even hear a splash of sound. I would write about the…

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Which Marriage?
Feb 03, 2023

There are many marriages in life, most of them are internal. They are necessary. Were there not marriages within, we would be too divorced from ourselves to function.

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We are okay
Feb 03, 2023

We are okay. My mantra these days. Little things and also big scary things keep popping up, as they are wont to do and have been since human existence. The wind gusts in an unexpected cancellation of a long anticipated…

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Facets of Charity
Feb 03, 2023

Marriage. I wonder, after two failed attempts, who invented the institution? Sometimes I think it was men to try and shackle women to them. Sometimes I think it was women trying to tame wandering males. Sometimes, when I think of…

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Desire called love into being
Feb 03, 2023

Talking about in

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He died last year
Feb 03, 2023

My father sits at one end of the dark green sofa watching a boxing match on the television. Every blow hits him and he dodges as many as he can. After many years, when my parents move to the West…

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What did you learn today?
Feb 03, 2023

You know what I learned today? Nothing. Nothing at all. The hours passed as usual. Coffee, the news, work, lunch, a few laughs, ha ha ha, Some mild curses under my breath at the assholes who… Well, never mind that,…

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Charity? Marriage? and Other Myths
Feb 03, 2023

The charity of marriage is generous--not terrible. If charity is a gift, I enjoy his company and he can be fun, but I lived alone for my whole adult life and to turn that life over to a man who…

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mechanics
Feb 03, 2023

Driving on the highway, my car broke down. Just before I left for the Sierra mountains, I’d had the car tuned up as it had been sitting for months in the rain while I traveled in Europe. My mechanic’s office…

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Forgiveness
Feb 03, 2023

The thing about a true marriage? The two people involved (Im speaking of traditional marriage here, not the thruples and other arrangements becoming more and more common) commit to each other and in order to endure, forgiveness is paramount. My…

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