Hashtag Me Too

Hashtag Me Too

HASHTAG METOO I’ve been on the fence about this movement, but recently I had a flash that crystalized my point of view. This is what happened to me, years gone by. I was fifteen, built voluptuously, liking the new body but at the same time wishing I hadn’t morphed. I...
Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

BALLOONS, the Hot Air Kind “Up, up and away, in my beautiful balloon…”  The Fifth Dimension musically wooed us to soar high and wide. Marilyn McCoo’s crooning pulled our hearts into the sky, triggering a yearning to throw off gravity, that force pithily called...
Death In Alamos

Death In Alamos

Death in Alamos.  Yes, like everywhere, some die in car crashes, and sadly some O.D.   But some just choose to run out their days here, finding kindness and solace in gentle hands. And if you’re connected, a bartender will send a margarita to your bedside, something...
Terra Firma?

Terra Firma?

GOOD OLD TERRA FIRMA Oceans are bulging and swamping coastlines. Floods fill cities. Winds are whipping landscapes into flatness. Man is frail, and so are his works. Earthquakes crush what the winds don’t reach. Mankind struggles to help itself, wailing over its...
Bye Fool

Bye Fool

It was my first time to drop a jumper from my plane. To chunky balding Andy, a man with many jumps “under his belt” as they say, I sang out a hopeful “Adios, amigo”’ as he traded a Perfectly Good Airplane for leg-flailing insecurity, hurtling earthward through...
D-Day plus 10 years

D-Day plus 10 years

    D-Day plus 10 years I’m sixteen again, in France. My father has been transferred to Paris.  But he has war on his mind from his years in the Pacific theater, issues to set free.  He needs to see where it all began to end. So. We’ve taken our little Fiat...