Category Archives: True Stories, Essays & Rants

‘Not the words of a rational mind’

He started out by telling me little things about himself. Just random tidbits. Ordinary by any barometer. The old man sitting beside me in the car dealership waiting room just wanted to ‘chat’. I got the feeling it was cathartic … Continue reading

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‘Final ride’

There’s a bittersweet pact which every pet owner has to make with their beloved cat or dog. It’s an unspoken agreement that no one ever wants to fulfill. When the day arrives that this cherished friend has reached the end … Continue reading

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‘Analysis of a storm’ by Blue (the family dog. Quotes attributed to him)

Unlike recent storms, I didn’t receive a warning on my phone for the one a few nights ago. It did come as a little bit of a surprise when the power went out (and stayed off). I was writing a … Continue reading

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‘Fields of folly’

Through fields of folly we waltzed; Innocent in our tender youth. Storm clouds were so distant then, just like the unyielding truth. On this fantasy plateau we stood; in our cradle of ignorant bliss. The horrors of life were abstract, … Continue reading

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‘These shoes’

My shoes may look desirable and display the latest brand. Both stylish and fashionable; fine leather stitched by hand. They bring envy at a glance. They inspire oohs and ahhs; but all that glitters isn’t gold. Correlation is not the … Continue reading

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‘Determined sprout’

A sapling needs a guiding light; since the winter is mostly night. To grow up strong, tall, or true? ‘Straight upward’ is best to do. As Winter ends it starts to bud. Spring rain brings heavy floods. A tree adapts … Continue reading

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‘We hold the key’

Drosophila. Alveoli. Saying that makes me feel silli. Pagan. Ray-gun. Be on the lookout for Dagon. Depressed. Bequest. You know the wicked won’t rest. Insurrection. Rejection. Evasive answers are a deflection. Rapacious. Tenacious. Cozy can be better than spacious. Undeniable. … Continue reading

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