Tag Archives: commitment

The Long Journey, Part Eight

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five   Part Six   Part Seven It was early in the afternoon. I thought about trying to make conversation with the apricot, but how to proceed? Did he have any idea about … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Seven

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five   Part Six The river was delightful if not sublime, and we moved on our bicycles with the current. I had so many questions. The tradecraft alone could have taken all … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Six

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five Moof sat behind the driver and didn’t wear a seat belt. He sat lazily, and I imagined he was waiting for my internal monologue to end, but in truth he … Continue reading

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And Then There’s That Right There Then

I have been taking baby steps toward including my family. How do you do this with sufficient obscurity? “Thinking about you, wondering what you’re up to..” Deflecting the questions with yeah, boring, what’s going on with YOU because everyone loves … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Tradition and Cats

I am writing this while listening to Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie.For a lot of people, especially veterans and lefties, this song is required listening on Thanksgiving. For that reason, I’m including a video of it at the end of … Continue reading

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The Blessed Day

My daughter was getting married. I suppose it was the happiest day of my life, succeeding my own marriage, and then my second marriage. My own baby girl, who had worshipped me, hated me, idolized me, and tolerated me, was … Continue reading

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To Do

My To Do List reads about as you’d expect a New Yorker’s to read. My full-time job doesn’t even rate; there’s a separate list at my desk. Outside gigs: Tuesday at 6am, when I’ll take a vacation day and double-dip, … Continue reading

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