Monthly Archives: November 2015

Carrots

A young man more than six feet tall lopes by, his strides amazingly long. He covers the distance in front of our house in just a few steps. I could never match a stride like that. He’s chasing the sunset … Continue reading

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Scrabble

We have a Scrabble set on a shelf in a cabinet, but we haven’t used it for years. I play “Words with Friends”—an online version of Scrabble—and until today that was enough. I was reading when my wife showed me … Continue reading

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Usually and Always

I got a text from my son, saying that his wife made it safely to her parents. “She didn’t text me,” my wife said. “She knows you don’t read your texts.” “I read my texts.” “Usually you don’t.” “You always … Continue reading

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I Still Don’t Know

Are they both coming for dinner? No, just him. Why isn’t she coming? I don’t know; other plans, I presume. Is she staying home? I don’t know Is she going to visit her parents? I don’t know. Is she… I … Continue reading

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Falling Rocks

I waited patiently among red rocks. It was clear they had fallen from above. I waited an hour more and an hour more. And still none fell. My patience spent, I Left. I walked past the sign “FALLING ROCKS.”

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The Scrub Jay

  The Scrub Jay is back. He waits on the arm of the only wicker chair and gazes inside. He’s looking for the man with handfuls of peanuts. Having played this game, he’ll wait till the morning snacks clatter to … Continue reading

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No One

On my morning walk though it could have been the afternoon or evening I ambled past an old milk carton piebald like a cow and the next day and the next I grew angrier no one had picked it up. … Continue reading

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