Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hot Water and Snow

The snow danced before my eyes, a steady waltz with lackadaisical purpose, obviously in no rush to get to their destination despite the impressive size of the flakes.  The large flakes made a noise as they fell around me, a … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Fight or Flight, it’s a built in reaction to stress that leaves me winded even though I’m sitting perfectly still. As the instructor rattles off jokes in an accent that resembles Antonio Banderas I wonder, for not the first time … Continue reading

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Mangled Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to two of my beautiful children today! As Little Achilles was leaving for school I had my mangled happy birthday for him: “Happy Birthday, you do realize you’ll never be five again no matter how long you live.” … Continue reading

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Super Listening In

The only real conversation on that side of the cafe was that of my dear Wife and I; all around us were eager patrons pretending not to hear a word we said, but they were pretending so hard that it … Continue reading

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Mangled Intentions – Blood Drive

It’s the blood drive time of year, which is always my favorite, it is a time when someone with a good heart petitions … me. Her: Would you be interested in giving blood? Me: No, not at all. Her: Oh… … Continue reading

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I Just Wrote a Song

I just wrote a song, but it is SO AMAZING that the lyrics would blow your mind, so I’ve only attached the chorus. As you read the words imagine the most amazing melody in the world to go with it, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mind

I feel better.

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Little Achilles, The Day that Struck Back

The chatter on the radio was disruptive to the point of insanity, was this the time to talk about the best place to eat? Was now the best time to consider which celebrity should “lose” their private pictures next? The … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake

You give them a hug, you send them their way, and though you have done all you can to protect them, they’re on their own and you can only hope that they make good decisions. One of the biggest worries … Continue reading

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First Day of School 2009

The morning light burned through the crack in the window shades, the only sensation was pain. Is it really that time already? The boys sprang into action, excited for the first day, and there was a definite feeling in the … Continue reading

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