Category: family

Hello, Dad.

I’m republishing this today, Father’s day 2019, just because. I know. It’s been a long time. But I think of you often. I still have Mom, and we talk some about you. I remember when you drove us from Albuquerque to a lake near Tucumcari, with the canoe on top of the old Hudson Hornet. […]

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Faster…Really?

I was reminded by a techy, get-it-done-now guy that faster is becoming the norm. We want our food quick, our books shorter, our computers faster, our kids to do it all in less time. The longer I live the more I appreciate things to savor, to appreciate slowly, to take my time and feel every […]

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Beautiful people

Last weekend I watched the beautiful people, athletes of the NFL Playoffs vying against one another on a football field, and stars of the Golden Globes. The thing that hit me was most of them are not what they seem. The straight teeth, smooth skin, perfect bodies, eyes without glasses, it all gives us the illusion […]

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Fathers and sons.

These excerpts from “Dan’s War” witness a soliloquy by Dan Trotter, the main protagonist, a man who has a hard time with emotion, sees prime numbers the same way he sees his loved ones, in pastel colors. Yet, he does feel for his son, Jeff, as you will read. I’ve included this video again as […]

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A Little Thing

Three years ago and some change, something happened. It was a little thing. Good things sometimes start small. And, this was definitely good. You live your life thinking, Someday, maybe. Then, that someday comes and it’s better than what you thought it would be. And worse. It’s better because it is real. It’s now. It’s […]

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