Monthly Archives: September 2013

Armed and Ready to Shoot

I would be one of the worst witnesses the police could ask for observations. I am not a visual person. After six years of living with my partner, someone asked me if he had a mustache. I said, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Step Persons

The Memorial Service for an 83 year old father, “step”father and grandfather stirred some thoughts about connection and an appreciation for how families come together on the basis of mutual respect and love. Blood may be thicker than water but … Continue reading

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The Importance of Talking With Each Other

These days that “talking” is often done via email, Facebook, Twitter etc. The important part is that we are sharing information. Recently, our Chief of Police* stopped in to enquire about a matter I had heard about via email and … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Sitting On The Front Porch?

There are certain costs to affluence. One of them is that people can afford all sorts of gadgets and play things. Another is the increase in societal depression expressed not just in the emotional state itself but also in various … Continue reading

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Moving On

A few nights ago, an 83 year old family member died, peacefully, and I had a vivid dream: I was in a strange place, a very large place with lots of shop-front like locales, and space beyond imagination. Locally, things … Continue reading

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The Chess Game of Politics

Will it ever end? Probably not. Conflict and war seem to be in the genes of humanity. If it is not worked out on the battlefield, it is slid onto the playing field. The competition, the honing of skills, the … Continue reading

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Self-Absorption

We move around absorbed in our thoughts and reactions. My last blog entry referred to an interaction which could not have happened if I had the windows of the car up, the radio on, was wrapped in my own thoughts … Continue reading

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