Under the category, “What was she thinking…? I glanced up from my magazine, drawn by the sound of a woman’s voice speaking sharply to someone just outside the door. A few seconds […]
A few snippets of what dodging a hurricane has been like:
So… Today is my birthday, and when I arrived at my office my team- Angela, Melissa and Martha- had decorated it thoroughly, with help from several of our associates at Amerigroup. The […]
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, during the late 1970s, I made a living of sorts writing for The Ithaca Journal, a small daily newspaper in Upstate New York. […]
This piece was awarded First Place in the Essay category of the 2010 Ithaca College Literary Writing Contest. “Please be advised your son is missing in action.” “Please be advised your son […]
A week after I was born a small work party built a 20-foot by 30-foot cottage halfway along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the chain of lakes known […]
As I continued my thinking, I came to realize I too often cling to things that are seemingly healthy out of fear or indecision, rather than make the cut and allow new growth to start. Thus, I am today less than I could be, and in one sense may forever be less than I might have been.
…I painted a picture as I wrote of a bottle collection…really a bookcase full of bottles. Each bottle was an event or a behavior that shaped me, or affected a period of my life, and by bottling the topic I was defining it, containing it, learning from it, and placing it aside so I could move forward.
For most people, the rose carries significance because its many varieties provide combinations of color, texture and fragrance that have been associated with almost any human activity or emotion. Roses help celebrate […]
EVOLUTION THINKING Something to share: When I was in my mid-20s, my life went through a series of major changes over the period of a year or so. Some of these changes […]