Everyday

Everyday I am born. Everyday I see you born. Everyday I love you and everyday you go. That’s why I must let you know today that I have always loved you. I will grow our love and share this joy just as you have grown and share your joy. My love is with you always … Read more

Letter From Christmas Isle

I am granting you my newest wish, because wishes are the most wondrous of human attributes. Take my pinky, and we’ll walk as we read, sauntering a path of words set in this year 2012… Beware the haunts. Beware of what finds your inner harbor. Allowing selective haunting gathers selective baggage. I sidestep the news, … Read more

Rear-View Mirror

According to the poets, spring is the season of love, but I’m seeing it every day as the leaves fall and the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Autumn. I noticed evidence of this a week ago, driving through my residential streets on a Sunday, mid-afternoon. It was especially warm that day, but … Read more

No Batteries Please!

It has been a very different experience hooking up with this man from the U.S. For one, I didn’t meet him on the internet. There was no profile to get the goods on him.  ie: fave color, pets, intentions, likes and dislikes. No, dear readers, I had nothing but a connection with his cousin, whom … Read more

Embers – Tales of Romance with Adrienne

  Internet dating has made meeting people so easy and throws a single person into the dating pool filled with all kinds of interesting and not so interesting men and women all looking for someone. Times really having changed. In the past singles had to make special efforts to even be exposed to potential mates. … Read more

Summer Memories – Discovery

There is a mountain range that slips into a deep, wide river. From up top, creeks and tributaries bring down the sediment and wash. The power of water and gravity is evident in tossed logs and boulders. One of these creeks turns into a wide alluvial plain, a sand bar, as it joins the larger. … Read more

Shades of Summer

  I haven’t been online much lately. The dating sites that is. Too much disappointment and I’ve lost any expectation that my man is just a click away. To be honest, I’m seeing Re-Run-Ron, and he is just what his name says. We had a one year live-in relationship a couple of years ago. It … Read more

Ticking Clocks

The first collapse came well after dark. I sat straight up in bed, jolted awake by a tremor under me. I reached for my cell phone and pushed the center button. It was 12:18 a.m. I slid out of bed, not bothering to put on my glasses. I’d left the bedroom door ajar just in … Read more

Privileges of Being an Uncle… or Aunt

What you can get away with by being THE most important relative? They have to deal with you. I can never be banned! I recall an interaction with the 4 year old nephew. I went to some plastic shopping mall to look for a dumb fun gift, dumber and funner the better for his birthday—he’s … Read more

Adrienne’s Back From The Front

What am I doing? Vodka Boy and I have so little in common. He told me the last time I saw him, while he was chopping beans to dump into a pan on his hot plate in his motel room, that he was diabetic. Type 2. Oh, man, this guy is going to be in … Read more

Happy Mothers Day

That time again—wow the year has been a blur for moms out there. Hey Ma, can you lend me ten bucks to get you a present? Thanks, you’re the greatest! From the children of mothers at ReadThisPlease to those in our society who spring forth life and love, a few tales and anecdotes just about … Read more

Open Eyes

Small and close-minded people always march to the tune of fear, played by the few struggling to hold on to the last vestiges of their power. ~ Every battle this country has fought and won against bigotry and oppression came with a price.  Each person that decided to stand, demand and then fight for the … Read more

Bring Your Camera

    “Come with me to deliver this load of mulch,” Bruce said last night after supper. I never know what our trips will bring. He doesn’t usually ask me along; so I know when he does invite me, there’s something he wants me to see. “Bring your camera,” he added as I walked toward … Read more

Grandma’s Lilacs

  I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. –T. S. Eliot   I round the corner of my house … Read more