Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apprentice

I am supposed to be writing.   I don’t know yet what it is that I am supposed to write.  It doesn’t matter.  I need to write even if I don’t know what to write.  I am inviting the Muse to … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Paints

I turned 50 last year.  I still have not recovered.  I spent the previous year trying to get used to the concept by changing my work computer password frequently.  CRAZY50, LOVELY50, NOWAY50, STUPID50, HAPPY50, CRAPPY50, FRICKIN50. It didn’t work. Why … Continue reading

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Pass/Fail

  I served dinner, surveying the plates.  Sizzling charcoaled steaks, creamy baked potatoes smothered in butter, crisp green beans. “Yum,” I said.  “An A+” Another night, another dinner.  Barbequed chicken, brown rice, roasted onions and mushrooms. “Hmm,” I said, “Only … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe

She sprawled on the wooden steps, one lazy leg stretched out, the other bent under her butt. She gleefully slurped the watermelon, red juice sluicing down her chin.  Bright sunlight in her eyes, she wiped her face with the back … Continue reading

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Dancing Dogs

Tired, again, she served macaroni from a box and hot dogs to her two young sons.   Single and struggling, she didn’t have a lot of money for fancy food.  Luckily, kids love hot dogs. She tells her sons, “I was at … Continue reading

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Heat Wave

“Oh my god,” she muttered.  “It’s so hot in here.” The crisp, bone-in ham was crackling in the oven, heating the room.  Potatoes bubbled on one burner, bacon, onion and Brussels sprouts on another.  Carrots steamed on a third, gravy … Continue reading

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