Monthly Archives: August 2016

THE PIANO

My wife wants a piano. She doesn’t play the piano and neither do I. There are all kinds of musical chromosomes floating around in my DNA. My mother never had a piano lesson in her life, she couldn’t read music, … Continue reading

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THE CARDINAL (Sort of a fable)

I stopped filling my birdfeeder for a few days. There are some younger birds who are at it all the time. It’s the middle of summer and food is easy to find, but they still sit at the feeder slurping … Continue reading

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THE GAME

My wife walked into the room holding a red outfit in one hand and a blue one in the other hand. “Which of these should I wear to the Cavanaugh’s?” she asked. I’ve been playing this game for well over … Continue reading

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THE GHOST AND MR. ME

  I believe there are things that happen which cannot be explained by worldly means, e.g., how rap and disco became popular, why the Chicago Cubs can’t win a World Series and many things involving politicians. (Where the sock goes … Continue reading

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FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY

Long ago in a different time I worked at a packinghouse to support my wife’s and kids’ addiction to food, clothing and heat. One day a guy I worked with told me he had joined the ‘Possum Club. I studied … Continue reading

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ME AND MY BMI

I’ve finally made it down to my recommended BMI weight. It was only five pounds under the point when people started asking, “How long do you have to live?” Losing weight has never been a problem for me. My first … Continue reading

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