Category Archives: Thoughts & Musings

THOUGHTS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY


One thing that seems common to both sides of our current divisions is a significant lack of humor. This piece from the Archives is dedicated to you.   Save the whales. Collect the whole set. A day without sunshine is … Continue reading

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A Midwinter Letter


Another week has started, so it must be time for Monday’s Poem of the Week. Fall just started, but it’s never too early to look forward to snow. Enjoy. A MIDWINTER LETTER It has been snowing all morning,light flakes, none … Continue reading

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Why We Blog


One Is the Loneliest Number Three Dog Night sang it. Poets and writers have written of it. Movies and plays have portrayed it. The essential loneliness of our human existence and our yearning for connection is a primal force driving … Continue reading

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GALE


GALE Tempestuous waves thrash the sullen shore As bloated raindrops plash pockmarks in the sand. The flavor of salt and seaweed permeate the air, Borne on howling, racing winds – The Gale wreaks its wrath.

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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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