Published by admin on January 15, 2019

The Secret Gift of Growing Old

  Growing old— a gift not all of us are afforded.   Our bodies begin to fall apart— a tooth here, a hip joint there.   We are but a car breaking down—in real time—before our own eyes.   The emergency light is on— and there isn’t much we can do but watch it happening….

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Published by admin on January 7, 2019

Fillings

  My brother feels—then fills—their cheeks. Their foreheads. Their lips. Their earlobes. Almost everything is available for filling.   He does not fill boobs; that’s a differently trained filler.   But it seems as if there’s a filling for almost everything these days— especially time.   Time, it seems, must be filled. Otherwise, you go…

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Published by admin on September 15, 2017

The Paradox of being “Somebody”

  Life is confusing. At least, it can be. I think a major question is how we confront two “truths” which seem to be in conflict. Paradox. For example, on one hand, we have this desire to be “somebody.” Or, perhaps, more accurately, a desire not to be nobody (i.e., nothing). But we also have…

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