Author Archives: Jorge Medico

The Challenge of Making Friends


I recently lost a close friend to Covid. I’ve also become a part of the demographic where we attend more funerals than weddings. This forces me to survey the few friends I have left, and the difficulties we face in … Continue reading

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Thermostat


Due to technical problems beyond our control, Monday’s Poem of the Week is being posted late today, instead of our usual time. We apologize for the delay, but hope you enjoying the following piece, which, at least to me, appears … Continue reading

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Dawn


I was fortunate to be able to spend the weekend by the ocean, escaping the heat wave that enveloped much of the Southern California. Hope you enjoy this ocean inspired Monday’s Poem of the Week from my old files, with … Continue reading

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Labor Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is taking a pause to celebrate Labor Day, being replaced with the following thoughts. This is Labor Day, so I would like to offer kudos to all my Readers who are currently holding jobs … Continue reading

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Medical Humor


Awash with tragedy (figuratively and literally) in the news, I felt we could all do with a bit of humor. Here it is: MEDICAL TERMS FOR THE LAY PUBLIC (A-H) Doctors spend the first part of their education learning an … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


As I sit down to write this piece, my Favorite Poet’s plane had already brought him back to Paris. It was wonderful to have he and his family home for summer vacation, but I once again have to relinquish him … Continue reading

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Friendship


FRIENDSHIP “You can always tell a real friend: when you made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”  – Laurence J. Peter Someone once said that love demands less of us than friendship, though the … Continue reading

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New Beginnings Are Hard


New beginnings are hard. Sometimes we make a conscious choice to start over again, or at least change directions. At other times, the decision is forced upon us. Regardless how it comes about, change represents both danger and opportunity. In … Continue reading

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Belly


It’s a bit late, but still Monday, so time to post this today’s Poem of the Week. Due to the presence of my VIP visitors, we ate more than we usually do, so today’s poem is particularly fitting. Their plane … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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