Some daily wisdom

Aristotle Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Aristotle

Survival Mountain

It was a weeknight on a winter evening. The day had been unseasonably warm. Fantastic short-sleeve weather was always an ominous warning of a serious weather change approaching our midwestern city. Bad weather was on its way, as usual. I was working at a local restaurant. All of my regulars were there, watching sports and … Continue reading Survival Mountain

The Crew – a poem

Thinking ‘bout the Covid virus poetry on thin papyrus people dying such a scare panic striking everywhere nightly meetings with my friends 10 o’clock is when they end one hour of calming fears one more hour fighting tears virtual meetings unsuspected thankfully keep us connected voicing our depression brings fear and anger quarantined tried to … Continue reading The Crew – a poem

The Cruise, a poem

Me on Enchantment of the Seas Cruise 2020 I’m cruising out to sea and it’s more than just a feeling I hope this cruise will provide some relaxation and healing My son and our ship! there’s thousands of folks on this boat and I just can’t believe it We’re moving at a quickened pace and … Continue reading The Cruise, a poem


-a poem Dim lights brightening  dusty lights covered with a 12-year film of inactivity  receding from the world outside  struggling with this physical body that’s rebelling  failing to live up to immense expectations  taken for granted as a tool always available and at my disposal  lights flickering buzzing  changing hue and temperature  lights blinking on … Continue reading LIGHTS