Cheer Them On!

Hmm, cheer them on…! Just who exactly are we to cheer on…? Well just about anyone, I’d say. Friends, co-workers, our kids, our kids’ classmates, teammates, anyone who needs a boost… And after all, who doesn’t need a pick-me-up now and then? Who doesn’t benefit from some positive energy…? Exactly every one does, so lay …

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Missing Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain - chef, author, TV storyteller blending food and travel - I miss him. I loved his particular voice, observations, his progression in life and perspective on things. The demons took him, like they’ve taken so many; as I’ve written before, Cornell, Williams, Montrose, my paternal grandfather, my cousin, all cut down by a …

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Fighting For Time

It seems I’m often fighting for time, At home, at work, with my kids. With myself, In the evening, daytime, middle of the night, Like right now, scribbling at 3:00am, awakened by thoughts about work, life, struggles, battles, Fleeting joy, this I know, fighting for time, not so good, slight of hand preferred, slight improvements …

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Piled High

Emotions piled high, letting the weight settle, Ten days of go, to decision and loss and sadness and alone, Our last canine, remaining sister, her time to end, to heart stop, eternal sleep, house quiet, heavy. Ten days plus 556 days since the family changed, two households now, split, solo dad era established, Adjusted ok …

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