Why are some things, like coffee, good every day without variation? I never tire of a strong, fragrant, steaming mug of morning deliciousness. It will lure me out of bed even if there is no reason I need to get up early. Other things, however, like jokes and like some other experiences, are only good […]
Honey, could you do last week’s thing this week? Honey, could you do next week’s thing whenever you can think of to do it? Honey, could you do the dishes? Honey, could you do the taxes? Honey, could you wash the car Wash the clothes Wash the windows Wash the dog? Honey, could you do […]
On Christmas Eve: Set up Genuine Artificial Christmas Tree bought in September from Amazon.com! Stoke up simulated fire on LED screen! Family visits via FaceTime and Skype! Microwave Tofurky delivered via GrubHub with $10 Off Coupon! On Christmas Morning: “Alexa, Open My Gift!” It’s a stuffed puppy that breathes!
“You know the dozen roses you have on the coffee table?” “Yes.” “Now you have 11.” “Why?” “One of the heads fell off.” “Why does that make 11?” “Now one is dead.” “All 12 are dead.” This is what it’s like to live with a philosopher.
Among the children and others who came to our door last night there was a princess from Frozen a family from the Avengers witches, ghosts, pirates and The Halloween Mime. The Halloween Mime was a child of about 8 years of age in white face paint and a black spandex bodysuit. He arrived with a […]
No. Just no. Sometimes clarity comes as simply as that. What was bright, what had heat, what had power now does not. It is mere matter that no longer matters. That no longer stirs, swells, expands, surges, ebbs, flows, jumps, drives, lashes or pounds. You can continue a little longer as mere matter maybe like […]
“I’m sorry, Mrs. X, but I won’t be able to talk to you anymore. It’s just too painful,” my teenage son’s first and recently ex-girlfriend said to me. “I’m sure you understand.” Of course I understood. I did understand. I do. But I don’t. I love this girl. This young, big-foreheaded, spindle-legged almost-doe who showed […]