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Since my husband Jim retired before I did, he would often have dinner ready when I got home from work. A male chauvinist sat in front of me at the office, and one day he said, “There’s … more
My friend, Margie Van Ginhoven, had arranged a Community Day in Fremont Center, and I was lucky enough to be in the country that weekend. When I heard what the main event was however, I began to make … more
In my little townI grew up believ—ingGod keeps his eye on us allAnd he used to lean upon meAs I pledged allegiance to the wall— Simon and Garfunkel Did any of us kids know why we … more
The nuts are falling in the woods. Or are we the nuts falling in the woods? Global warming has been declared: manmade/ God made/ made up/ catastrophic/ real/ unreal/ natural/ unnatural/ the end of … more
country weddingthe bride dances barefootmen wait their turn-a child sticks his fingerin the wedding cake more
If we go to enjoy the seashoreOn a beautiful summer day,While the crowd is basking in sunshine,“It’s kind of buggy,” my hubby will say. It matters not how great the foodIn … more
Like laundry waiting to be foldedtumbled together, we lie on the couchtired and lazyFitting perfectly,A mother and childMy shoulder, a pillow for your headYour soft curls a gentle place to rest my … more
By Will Conway“If your system really understood complex natural language, would you argue that it’s conscious?“Well, I do. I’ve had a consistent date of 2029 for that vision. … more
“I’ll meet you anywhere in the world,” a true love of mine recently wrote in an email.“On your dime, of course,” I wrote back. “Sure, where?” he replied. … more
My love, you say I’m tough on youthat I often do the oppositeof what you want me to doand this is truebut to love you does not meanalways giving you what you want. You say you like to look at … more
That ‘68 Rambler, the name says it all. I owned that car when Mrs. Robinson seduced Benjamin Braddock, when plastics were going to change the world, when my friend Ronni and I in the mountains … more
“I’m not giving it back.”Kenny was adamant, hands clenched, feet planted on the hallway floor as firmly as a 72-pounder could. It was his. HIS. His pencil. That damned girl—he … more
We were seven,city girl, country boychasing each otherdown the roadbordered by milkweedthat separated the two farms.You grabbed the fluffthrew it in my hairI cried, not knowing what it was,you … more
I get the feeling there is something moreBut squalls outside, winds that tear Through patched thoughts you bequeath, A wary (wan?) fist of times gone by—What you said, what you did Lay in the … more
Hearts blood-red on snow-white lace, roses red, long-stemmed, armfuls: these are tropes of Valentine’s Day, exalted love’s day, idealized love’s day.Max and I kept it as a special … more
Reality beckonsits call is conclusivereality threatenswith real life conclusionsSeduction is lessenedwhen forcefully questionedcoercively tenderreality beckonsthe fantasy steersreality guideson … more
Holding up his French fry, Grandpa says, “It’s a classic. Do you know what that means?”Little Sam proudly says, “Old, but still cool.” This definition in itself has … more
with passionate embracetwo young lives changerealing from the rushwe tumble forwardwe fall backtrying to find balanceyouthful glee and feartwo bodiestwo hearts now fifty years looking for each … more
Close, to hear your whispersRelax upon your scentBreath of reassuranceMy river is content Wanna bathe under your sun,Dance in the rays of your light, I wanna sleep beneath your moon, andDream into … more
Here’s to all the dreams of youth we pursued The reality we suffered and celebrated And to the love we always held for each other in our hearts……through it all. I love … more
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