LIKE MIXED FEELINGS OR SOMETHING

Posted on July 29, 2019

I love the way you look at me sometimes, you know, with that inquisitive look in your eyes.  The way you gently pick me up and hold me in your hand.  The way I nestle snuggly into your palm. And the magic in that thumb pad of yours.  I love how I’m never farther than […]


A MAN LIKE CHARLIE

Posted on July 16, 2019

He was the 11th of 15 kids spawn from his immigrant parents.  Born in 1921 under a baleful cloud of coal dust in the Appalachian badlands, Charlie was doing man’s work by the time he was strong enough to carry a shovel and swing a pick-axe – ten years old!  He toiled away day and […]


WHEN A SOLDIER WAS A KING

Posted on July 10, 2019

*sailor passionately kisses a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the victory over Japan, Aug. 14, 1945.(Alfred Eisenstaedt/Getty Images) She didn’t notice me watching her.  No one or no thing existed at that moment for her.  She was completely lost in a television induced reverie.  The flickering lights cut through the darkened kitchen and I […]


GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN WAITRESS

Posted on July 5, 2019

From my corner booth at the busy diner, I sip my coffee and watch as you navigate the packed dining room with the grace and skill of a pirouetting gazelle.  Balancing a heavy, beverage-filled tray in your left hand, picking up a credit card receipt with the right, all while tending the other seven tables […]


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