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KEEPING IT TOGETHER AFTER FIFTY

WARRANTIES ARE FOR MORE THAN CARS

When I turned fifty, my warranty ran out. I felt like a car that slowly, inextricably, begins to wear out from driving too hard, driving to many miles, and driving for too long. 50,000 miles and 50 years. First, the hubcaps fall off, then the mysteries of the engine – which have eluded me...
How a small act can take a woman's life away from her.

Less Than Human

The alarm pounded through Maureen Hunter's dream like a hammer, shattering it in a million pieces. As she slammed it to silence and looked at the time blearily through her sand-encrusted eyes—she must have forgotten to take her contacts out...
Breaking the Impasse

Still Trying, Still Hoping

Based on feedback, I guess I have not made myself clear. So I will attempt one last time to try to define what I mean...
An instrumental review of history in verse.

TRUMPET – SWEET AND SOUR

The U.S.A. Trumpet sounds a bit flat.We of the New Millennium don’t worry about that.The very same Trumpet, in times of yore,Has emitted more sour notes than these we deplore. The first, “Yankee Doodle” that ever was played,When the, “Red,...
How a small act can take a woman's life away from her.

Less Than Human

The alarm pounded through Maureen Hunter's dream like a hammer, shattering it in a million pieces. As she slammed it to silence and looked at the time blearily through her sand-encrusted eyes—she must have forgotten to take her contacts out...
Saint Suspicious

Wonder Lucy # 12

Marcus saves the day. FIRST - PREVIOUS Can't get enough of the lives of saints? Check out: Saint Onuphrius the Herbivore Saint Catherine's Apocriphal Letters
KEEPING IT TOGETHER AFTER FIFTY

WARRANTIES ARE FOR MORE THAN CARS

When I turned fifty, my warranty ran out. I felt like a car that slowly, inextricably, begins to wear out from driving too hard, driving to many miles, and driving for too long. 50,000 miles and 50 years. First,...
Saint Suspicious

Wonder Lucy # 11

Candy ain't bread! FIRST - PREVIOUS - NEXT Can't get enough of the lives of saints? Check out: Saint Onuphrius the Herbivore Saint Catherine's Apocriphal Letters
Breaking the Impasse

Still Trying, Still Hoping

Based on feedback, I guess I have not made myself clear. So I will attempt one last time to try to define what I mean by civility in political discourse. “Nevertheless I shall persist in trying.”  Lately I have been...