Thoughts on a Doppelganger

According to the dictionary, a doppelgänger is is a biologically unrelated look-alike, or a double, of a living person. I am sure that most of us have had someone tells us that we resemble some other person of their acquaintance. Or someone we have just met will comment that they are certain that they haveContinue reading “Thoughts on a Doppelganger”

What’s in a Birthday?

What’s in a birthday? Upon waking up this am, it dawned on me that my 74th birthday was just a few days away. So what is in a birthday? I have had 73 others so one would expect that I could expound on the meaning and ramifications of these annual events. I suppose that IContinue reading “What’s in a Birthday?”

Building a Family

Epiphanies don’t come on command, most arrive without an announcement. Actually, they usually occur silently, under cover, obscured by some other issues. Its only when one has a moment of quiet, when focused on some other issue, that they manifest themselves. Indeed, epiphanies will frequently appear as if they are emerging from a fog insteadContinue reading “Building a Family”


The NFL football season began this past weekend. As I sat watching injury upon injury it struck me that the most frequent comment from the talking heads was the suggestion that the player might not get to return to the field. The next most frequent comment was the speculation of what the inability of theContinue reading “PLAYING THRU THE PAIN”

Some Flowers Shouldn’t Be Picked

Some Flowers Shouldn’t Be Picked A while ago a new flowering plant appeared in a neighboring garden. The leaves were a tangle of frond-looking leaves. The flower showed a Mediterranean color. It appeared to be affable and sensuous at the same time. As it waved in the breeze, one could almost hear it say,  “LookContinue reading “Some Flowers Shouldn’t Be Picked”


Wth social distancing, we have been ensconced in our little worlds, to which we react with anger at the movement and social limitations the coronavirus response of government seems to provoke. We absorb every little nuance of the media explosion, unable to ferret out the reality from the misdirection. We sit in front of theContinue reading “TIME BY TIME”

A Child’s Death

Sometimes its easy to begin a blog, but, while this topic is relevant to today’s environment, I am not sure of how I want to treat it. So bear with me, this will probably be a rambling post. I had planned a different post but a friend revealed that yesterday was the 13th anniversary ofContinue reading “A Child’s Death”

Resurrection Cat

I ought to have written this post around Easter time but didn’t, oh well! Before we had the 22 cats (yes that’s correct, 22 cats loose indoors) Tish visited a local vet looking for a kitten. She returned home with Casey. A butterscotch colored male with Mane Coon features, longish hair and a wandering personality. Continue reading “Resurrection Cat”

Booze and Losses

Booze and Loss Emotions are some of the primary triggers for substance abuse, whether or not one has been a chronic substance abuser.  As humans we tend to avoid emotions. They can be slimy, hurtful, exasperating, and more. But they can also be pleasant, attractive, and positive. The latter emotions we pursue, the former weContinue reading “Booze and Losses”

How to Bathe a Cat

Why in the world would anyone think of bathing a cat? Almost another pet is fair game. Cats? Hell no! However I must confess I have bathed cats more than 100 times. Call me a masochist if you will, but it was more in line of being a dutiful husband. Tish was want to bringContinue reading “How to Bathe a Cat”