Dear Reader, I want to introduce you to Caralyn. She lives in New York, she is an actress, and has an active blog titled BeatyBeyondBones. Her website address derives from her battle with Anorexia. She did journal her experience, and now works at helping others to better understand how “ED” (eating disorder) is a thief… Continue reading Anorexia, what is it good for?
Cancer, what is it good for? It does make for overdue phone conversations, and visits. That's about it. Which is a lot. It gets you thinking about how valuable life is. The quote “Don’t worry about the small stuff, and It’s all small stuff” comes to mind. My sister Les focused on the positive. I… Continue reading Cancer, what is it good for?
“Looks like he was up to something Bill.” Detective William Robert slowly pans his flashlight across the field. “Tell me Earl, does the grass look matted down over there?” “It sure is Bill Bob.” Once again Detective Robert dismisses his partner’s dull wit. “Hey Earl, go stand by that stump, I wanna see something.” Earl… Continue reading Bad Grass Bill
The video is a compilation of still shots using a Ken Burns style of motion, sound tracks, short videos. Apple redesigned their iMovie program so much so I have not wanted to work in that medium for years. Someday I will learn it all over again. As of yet, someday is a way's off. Note video… Continue reading Vieques 2014
Anger is simmering along side Felicie Boucher’s passionate fascination of family roots. Touring France with Georgette, the self-proclaimed family historian she hears of yet another war memorial. “Felicie, your great grandfather Philippe Boucher’s memorial is there, second column twenty-fifth name from the top.” 104 years earlier Philippe never saw the adrenaline charged 30 centimeter bayonet… Continue reading My Children
Amanda bursts up pointing, “Daddy look, there’s one!!” My sightline follows her tiny arm. “Do you see it daddy?” “Oh my word, yes I do honey.” Of all imaginable things there stands a unicorn grazing in the meadow below. With each step electric glitter falls from its underbelly. “Daddy catch it for me. Will you… Continue reading Electric Glitter
For the past (15) years getting out of Minnesota during the month of February has been a destination goal. ‘Out’ being the operative word meaning, “Some place warm.” Curacao is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is… Continue reading Curacao
Making plans with Grandpa is like entering a save the date entry onto my calendar. He will have the chain saw sharpened, fueled, and a thermos of black coffee ready. I’ll pick up jelly donuts. Grandpa will repeat how wood heats three times. When you cut it, haul it, and burn it. The surprise came… Continue reading Labor of Love
“Five years ago that coffee bar was a liquor store. Do you see the stairs Jeff?” “Yeah, I see ‘em.” “There is a tiny closet under the staircase, not tall enough to stand in, but it does have a door.” “That’s where you lived?” Unaware of his own facial ticks and twitching, Jeff’s question met… Continue reading Chain Breaker
Stinking of cigars the gruff man said, “We break down tomorrow kid.” Joey being distressed looses his heart. Extreme belching from hydraulic rams lift and spin amusement rides. Kids laughing, screaming, running to and from, and yet there is no witness. Joey tilts his head toward his shoulder, and inhales a memory, jasmine. “She told… Continue reading The Holiday