“Making It Through A Tough Year”

Just in time for the start of a new school year. I had the chance to interview via phone call, a young mother of two. We chatted about married life, owning a home and being called an essential worker and what’s it been like working long hours, non-stop since the pandemic began. Take a seat… Continue reading “Making It Through A Tough Year”

“The Tale Of Two First Ladies”

Have you ever played a game like Bridge, Spades or even Basketball or gone Bowling; where you had the keep score and at the top of the page you write, Us vs Them? You and I both know that there is no neutral third party keeping score. Someone from either team is watching the numbers… Continue reading “The Tale Of Two First Ladies”

With And Without Her: “Abandoned”

A few days away Hello dear reader, it’s been a while since I’ve spoken to you. I tend to wait until I have something to say. And when it comes to this subject, grief that is, I thought I was done writing about it. Though it is the backdrop today it isn’t the main subject…… Continue reading With And Without Her: “Abandoned”

“With and Without Her: Twilight”

I was sitting on a bench up the hill from the rocky shoreline… the sun setting, the chilly sea breeze whispering across my face and a heavy scent of sea water in the air. My daughter, the youngest, sat on my right side… I don’t know what she was thinking about. The last time we… Continue reading “With and Without Her: Twilight”

“The Road To 52”

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I believe December 2017 was the last time I posted. Well put on your seatbelts boys and girls, I have a lot to tell you… As my thumbs tap on the screen, Darlene Zschech’s Your Presence Is Heaven is fading away into the background of my… Continue reading “The Road To 52”

“Without Her: The Fate of The Furious…”

       What is the Fate of the Furious?  11 months later and 2 years after our last ride together…       I recently saw the latest thrill ride from the Fast and Furious sequels. Because I’m like my dad and like cars that go zoom! I was not disappointed. Before going, as… Continue reading “Without Her: The Fate of The Furious…”

“Without Her: Sacred Dust”

       I have picked up my pen several times, placed the pad in front of me and yet, I haven’t been able to finish anything. Is it because my muse is missing? Is it laziness? Is it grief? Or perhaps a combination of all of the above…       Last time, dear… Continue reading “Without Her: Sacred Dust”

“Without Her: 9 Months Later, I’m Not Okay”

    I was sitting down watching Nashville the TV show the other week. I was so happy that it returned. Since ABC cancelled it, Country Music Television picked it up. I can’t say I’m anywhere close to liking the writing this season. First off, they are screwing up every relationship on the show, everyone is… Continue reading “Without Her: 9 Months Later, I’m Not Okay”

“Without Her: Friday Night Booze and Bluez”

   It started with one glass then another then another and another…     Like a fisherman I casted out my text to see who would bite. I was in the mood to talk. There was a lot on my mind and I needed someone. It was a long  day. I just wanted to go… Continue reading “Without Her: Friday Night Booze and Bluez”

“Chasing The Elusive Pink Unicorn”

       The other day my wife and I were helping our oldest daughter home after giving birth to another grandchild. Bags and baby in tow, we slipped into a cab and headed home towards the Bronx. The driver politely ask if the air conditioning was okay. I answered “yes” then he asked about the music…again… Continue reading “Chasing The Elusive Pink Unicorn”