• Archive for January, 2018

    Sitting Room

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    I was grateful last night to go over to my folk’s house and to just sit down and talk a little about where I felt I am in life. I shared about being almost 50, and how I felt urgency about what I was doing with my life right now, and how I felt...

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    The Photo Session II

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    This morning when Tim came in to work, he quickly pointed out that I wrote about a photo session, and that I then omitted posting any photos from it. I mentioned to him I had had my reservations about it. He asked me why. “They asked you to take their picture, out on public...

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    The Photo Session

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    Late this afternoon, my legs needed a stretch, so I went out and walked around the neighborhood and looked for things to take pictures of. It was windy and cold, and the streets downtown were uncommonly empty. I walked over to Alvarado station, and then crossed Central to take a few pictures of progress...

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    The Resolve of Resistance

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    I got up this morning at 7 to write. I am a determined, dedicated artist, I told myself. I opened the document on my computer containing the short story I had started last weekend and had tried to make progress on yesterday, and I felt overwhelmed reviewing it by everything I didn’t know to...

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    After

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    Today, when she awoke, he saw the dark clouds on the day’s horizon. She would be a furious storm, full of roar and riot, drenched in despair and dangerous darkness, and he knew, after, beyond, when the crackles and flashes and crashes finally faltered and the wild winds had waned and the strength of...

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    Dowling II

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    Tonight, after dinner with my gracious folks at Papa Felipe’s, I came home and finished reading Dowling’s book, “How to be a Husband”. The ending was as good as the beginning. He goes on to handle the stressors of parenting like he handled the stressors of becoming married- with clumsy and comical commitment. The...

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    Dowling Becomes A Dad

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    It’s 10:30 PM, and after eating some of my mom’s delicious fudge, and staring at the criss-cross of water lines zigging over the reverse osmosis water tank sitting under the kitchen sink where it sounds like the run-off of a 3 hour torrent is draining into the metal chamber, leaving me wondering what is...

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    Accelerated Improvement

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    Without anything greater happening in my life today (except for catching a glimpse of the morning sunrise standing in the middle of my street in a jacket, green checkered pajama pants, slippers, and glasses, and having my neighbor ask me why I was taking pictures of her house until she realized it was me),...

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    Fire Trucks

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    It was a puzzling moment at the office today. At about 3:30 this afternoon, it was announced overhead by one our staff that we needed to evacuate the office. I headed for the back door of the building with a colleague, and we walked out and onto and up 3rd street to join the...

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