Tag Archive: aging

DEARTH OF THE COOL

A NEO-RETRO COCKTAIL PARTY, where there stands the hosts, a très chic couple, he with vinyl, she with martini. Out of his usual solitary habitat, an artsy type, an anti-chic wannabe Beatnik, sits… Continue reading

GONE FISHING

“But take your time, think a lot / Why, think of everything you’ve got / For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not” —Father And Son,1970, by Cat Stevens… Continue reading

GHOSTS

“—What is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses Yes, People become more ghost-like as… Continue reading

SHIPS OF A FOOL

Long ago you hung out with your co-workers or school chums because you all had histories, interests, talents and/or goals in common and that makes it easier get by in the not-so-brave new… Continue reading

THE ADULT ’HOOD

“Left school with a first class pass, Started work but as second class. School taught one and one is two. But right now, that answer just ain’t true.” Do you remember that bitter… Continue reading

WHEN I GET OLDER

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” Those are good questions these days. The answers would seem to be no’s, not mattering if you were asking a… Continue reading

SMALL CRAFT WARNING

This began as a run-on sentence begging to be a poem. Usually I resist such pleadings as I don’t know good from bad, poetry-wise, but it won me over, sorry. Of course, it… Continue reading

UNNATURAL SELECTION

You know, of course, that if you read or hear a corporate statement, advertisement or a sworn testimony expressing a goal other than that of making money for stakeholders it is false, don’t… Continue reading

TWAS THE BLIGHT BEFORE…

“And to what to my wondering eyes should appear…” was surely a creature who “look’d like a peddler just opening his pack” but that he… “Soon gave me to know I had [something]… Continue reading

1. Gaps in the Scenery

Try to think back to last week; can you put together a sequence of descriptions of activities concerning a particular block of time, a trip to the grocery or an evening at home?… Continue reading