Well, what do you know? I was beginning to think that through some sort of mysterious other-worldly spell or ritual we were going to get stuck somewhere in the year. Not Groundhog's Day, obviously, as that motif is a little sleepy, but some odd other day, October 3rd perhaps. But no. We're gettin' outta hea', … Continue reading Wait… today is the last day of 2020?
Matters of Lesser Import
There's a lot going on in the world right now. I've written about it in a couple of these posts, and it's really all that matters right now. The stuff in this post is about things that are far less important. I recognize this, and I'm sure there are many of you who will recognize … Continue reading Matters of Lesser Import
I don't know. I just don't know. How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said it yourself? I would be lying to you if I said I haven't thought it. If I said I haven't spoken the words aloud. Anyone else feel like this guy? I don't think anyone who … Continue reading Change This
For No Discernible Reason
I turned sixty years old in April. When I was a child I thought of sixty years as a very long time, and having no point of reference I couldn't begin to grasp the brevity of it. I couldn't imagine years could go by so fast. One of the fringe benefits of being sixty is … Continue reading For No Discernible Reason
Why I Quit Writing (About Politics)
As I've gotten older I've found that high among my life's greatest treasures are the relationships I have forged over the years. I know all sorts of people from all walks of life. Some I've known for forty years or more, some have come into my life only recently. Some share my concerns about the president. But some feel that he is, truly, just what America (and, I suppose, the world) needed at this point in history. And some, (and I envy these folks sometimes) don't give a crap either way.