Monthly Archives: June 2016

For the Week of June 26, 2o16: The Stories in our Scars

Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you … Continue reading

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For the Week of June18, 2016: Becoming “Father”

I miss you every day–the heartbeat under your necktie, the hand cupped on the back of my neck, Old Spice in the air, your voice delighted with stories. (From:  “Father” in Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser) It is an old photo, … Continue reading

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For the Week of June 12, 2016: When You Hear the Song, “Happy Birthday…”

Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Gramma. Happy Birthday to you.   I awakened to that familiar song early this morning.  An enthusiastic duet by telephone from two of my grandchildren.  Today is my birthday, like it … Continue reading

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For the Week of June 5, 2016: Anniversaries

He remembers the day with roses, one for each healthy year, five pink buds, not red.  Red reminds too much of blood, the counting of cells… But she is here, to take in his arms tonight And tell her she … Continue reading

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