Well, I never expected to die that day, but I did, while I was feeling great. No symptoms led up to the event. In retrospect, I should have made my bed and head better. Monday night is my normal Stationary Bike date. I usually have 2 or 3 classes during the week. One hour … Continue reading Dying to Spin On the DVT Express
Grandmother was chewing her tobacco, one cheek bigger than the other. She had a spit cup in her left hand, almost like it was an appendage. She couldn't look at me, she had a chew on her heart tougher than the one in her mouth. "I was there, boy, the morning you decided to come. … Continue reading A Beginning, A Grandmother’s Chaw
The newborn knows only comfort and pain. Needing mother for food and support, much later to learn love of family. The newborn wears an honest though desperate mask. As we grow older, we change our faces for acceptance and love, to show someone else another side. Later yet, we learn to let others see a … Continue reading My Mask
I thought I needed to help someone. Then, there was you. And, you thought you should help someone. Then, there was them. And, together, we thought we should help some more. And, the bottom was in wonder and confusion. Why would you waste time on us? We lost all and just breathe day to day. … Continue reading Someone to help
There is an old Chinese curse that is something like, "May you live in interesting times!" A time of ignorance and arrogance lists in front of us. The Ignorant ones drive us, while their youthful pride nourishes them. What will they do when things are broken? What can they do without life knowledge? Will they … Continue reading A Time of Ignorance
That little nudge, just before you see the light, the nudge of the in-between, when your dreams still hold you in a warm embrace. But, your mind begins to place you in the real world with noise and problems, the nudge is not done with you yet. Your dreams of a simpler time, a better … Continue reading The In-Between
Tell me a story. One you can't tell your momma or your priest. It might even be one you do not want to tell the mirror. Right now, I am where I am supposed to be, and so are you. The world is turning round and round, and people are living and dying. But, I … Continue reading Sitting on a Barstool
Uncle Vinson was staring off at the setting sun, watching slow moving clouds run their shadows over the green and brown hillside. He was pulling on his pipe, with a bit of smoke and smell spreading outward. I knew if I got too close my eyes would water. I also knew full well, he did … Continue reading Jealous of the Rich Man?
I want the smiles, the laughter, the births of the young one, the music that makes me smile and dance like a madman, the chocolate ice cream dripping onto my shirt, the puppies playing with my shadows chasing their tails while I can only watch and laugh, and someone says nice things about my smiles, … Continue reading God, Can I have Another?
My computer career began in 1973, and my first computer was a vacuum tube model from the 1950s. (US Army) Years later after obtaining a degree in computer software and hardware, I went to work for a quality electronics company, repairing it's version of solid state computers. Along that job path, I found computers failed … Continue reading A Case of Purposeful Computer Sabotage