Category Archives: Personal

Fried Chicken, Mash Potatoes and Gravy

For several days now, I’ve had fried chicken, mash potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese and a large chocolate coffee for lunch. I’ve been much happier and content with my life. I go to the grocery, and walk to the … Continue reading

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Writers On Writing

One early night In Boston, I gave a reading at a bookstore where I had worked briefly. I was a shipping clerk, who worked in the basement. I told this to the audience before the reading. That winter, I was … Continue reading

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Books On The Shelf

I pulled a book off the library shelf today that is not coffee-table size. It’s hard to read. I’ve only had access to library books for five years while I’ve been recovering from hip surgery. When I return home, I … Continue reading

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It would be strange, knowing it can’t last forever, a certain voice telling us nothing will change. And remembering too — because by then there will be no doorway, and how we wasted time will come through. The weather turns, … Continue reading

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New Stage In My Life

I might have a new job, if the words, “new hire” mean anything. I have a uniform, but I’ve had one before. I need hours on the clock, and a weekly schedule. I was asked in my job interview what … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Until Choir Practice

I heard once in a sermon that people are like buildings. They have walls and windows and doors. Most people know where their walls are and where the windows and doors fit in, but I no longer have any sense … Continue reading

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Back-To-Work Program

My life has changed a lot in the last few weeks. I’ve enrolled in a program that helps people go back to work. I was released by the hospital to return to work a few weeks ago, and transferred into … Continue reading

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