I don’t feel my hair.

“Hey monkey how are you tonight?”, Lucas say’s to his daughter London on the phone.  “I am fine Dad leave me alone, you are always on my back, I am fine”, London stated defensively. London hung up the phone as Lucas sat at his kitchen table in Vermont. He worries about London all the time.Continue reading “I don’t feel my hair.”

Cousin Antics

I was chatting with Mom tonight who told me her sister’s four daughters surprised her yesterday and all visited at the same time to take her to lunch. Mom cried for days in anticipation of this visit feeling happy, sad, grateful and reminiscent. As I expected it would be one of the best days ofContinue reading “Cousin Antics”

Flatlined

What would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know? Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my lifeContinue reading “Flatlined”

My sister is a nurse

Understanding this story is quite simple, but you would need to have a sister who was a nurse, know a nurse or work with a nurse to fully get this experience. It appears to have all started in 1968 when I became her science project. I was searching though a box of pictures of myContinue reading “My sister is a nurse”

Silent tears

Our life plan is puzzling.  It is hard to understand why certain things happen the way they do in our lives. We can give up so much, open up our heart and soul. United, we may nurture something with great commitment and give of ourselves in the most genuine, unconditional organic way possible and itContinue reading “Silent tears”

All in the family

As I was flipping through the channels the other night I stopped on the ME TV channel. Memorable Entertainment TV. I got to thinking what was so great about the programming of the times. Yes, the programs were wholesome, funny and simple. They were not very sophisticated and typically had an elementary lesson to teachContinue reading “All in the family”

George-the-Chicken

This past weekend my brother-in-law came over to help me cut down a 50-year-old fallen pine tree in my front yard. I am so appreciative of his skill, brawn and the young adults that helped me remove the tree. As he pulled up in his pick up truck, out he came with a container ofContinue reading “George-the-Chicken”

When one door closes…

A very extraordinary person in my life has been struggling for over a year. She is an amazing, smart, talented, funny and loving person. Sometimes life can really deal a shit hand that turns your world upside down. Basically the poker hand she just got dealt was 7/2 off-suit. When that happens it is reallyContinue reading “When one door closes…”

Little Johnny

My Father loved to tell jokes. You could often see him off in the corner of the room telling Little Johnny Joke’s and people laughing all around him. Amongst the laughter, you would always hear my Mom yelling over the crowd “Frank, stop that is not appropriate!”   The more people laughed at his sassyContinue reading “Little Johnny”

They had me at Zurheide

We were walking into the parking lot and a few people were blocking our car. It was a young couple and an older couple standing next to a 1995 Buick Sable. On the ground was a cardboard box filled with things wrapped in newspaper. The older woman, was doing all the talking explaining to theContinue reading “They had me at Zurheide”