Monthly Archives: November 2016

The shirts on my back

I’m a colorful character.

It started when I was little, making drawings in crayon, then graduating over the years to colored pencils and art markers. As much as I enjoy pencil drawing, I’ve always had a strong affinity for color … Read the rest

Bzzzz

Many times have I fallen in love with an electric razor only to have the breakup be one of pain and regret. Indeed, if I had as many divorces as I’ve had electric razors, I’d not even be able to … Read the rest

Turkey day every day

A not-quite lifetime ago, I awaited the holidays with a mixture of eagerness and solemnity (25¢ word!).

My excitement, of course, was knowing I would get time off from work (except when I worked retail). My solemnity would come as … Read the rest

They’re around here somewhere

Normally, I don’t answer the phone when the caller isn’t identified and I don’t recognize the number. But, filled with the good spirit of the holidays and an eerie sense of familiarity, I did pick up on a local call … Read the rest

Uncivil war

Last Tuesday, I received a surprise text from my elder nieceling, ironically spending a few days with a friend in Philadelphia.

She was distressed about the direction the election results were taking. “Scared” was the word she used. She texted … Read the rest

Turtle healing

“Age is only a number”

Heh. Humans say the funniest things.

During my morning stretching exercises prior to walking, I realized my lower back was not hurting me any more. This was the first time since Halloween clean-up that I … Read the rest