Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Old Man

There was a school, and there was a park, and in the park there was a bench. On the bench was a man.  His face was wrinkled with sun, wind, and wisdom. He sat in the same spot most days, … Continue reading

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Couples

They jumped together. Her chute opened, his didn’t. She landed lightly, he didn’t. She jumped again with another. Both chutes opened. They landed together.

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The Panhandler

Our dog’s a panhandler. I didn’t realize it for a while, but then one day it was clear. She occupies the prime real estate in front of my chair. She gazes straight into my eyes trying to make eye contact. … Continue reading

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Spring

I was sitting on a park bench, a gentle bit of gravity holding me in place, when I heard a robin singing, an American Idol. He sang his song, hitting all the right notes, and while I saw other birds … Continue reading

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The Joshua Tree

There is a Joshua tree, and another, and another, and another, and there is one between the road going south and the road going north. It is alone, mostly alone, there are others on the strip of land between the … Continue reading

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Birdwatching

“Is that a Ruby-crowned Kinglet,” she said. “Is it still there,” he said, not looking up. Yes. No.

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