Category Archives: Word shorts

Man on a bike

As I turn out of the driveway on that first pre-dawn morning, I don’t see the bike coming down the street and almost run into him. I think about the near-miss for the rest of the day and look carefully … Continue reading

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Mainstream Snippets

Harry Nilsson, Everybody’s Talking I am cursed (or blessed) with a tendency not only to hear but to listen to the conversations of strangers—at the movies, in a restaurant, on a Starbucks line, or on our patio. I am intrigued … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Felix Mendelsson, Song Without Words Whenever I reread one of my blog posts and think, “Well, that’s not too bad.”, I take out any Ann Patchett book and remember my place at the bottom tier in the pyramid of writers. … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Autocorrect? Brocoli ramen salad

Perry Como, Pat Boone, Doris Day, etc. provided the bland soundtrack to my high-school life in the 50s. Until I heard Screamin’ Jay Hawkins on the radio in 1959, I thought teenage rebellion was listening to Ray Charles instead of … Continue reading

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