Tag Archives: family

Writer’s Block

I’m thankful for the opportunity Bestowed upon me each Thanksgiving Day To quote myself before my family And friends. But I still don’t know what to say. I love that we don’t argue, scream, or fight; That politics and sports … Continue reading

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Career Days

I played a Pops concert tonight. The program featured quite delightful Tunes from shows both classic and Contemporary, and a man Who played the trumpet next to me Opined there was a time when he Was forced watch some animated … Continue reading

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Pearlescent

For thirty years, today, I’ve worn this ring For thirty-nine months more I’d wished it so I’m baffled that you chose to do this thing Yet far more grateful than you’ll ever know Because of you a daughter and a … Continue reading

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First Ones Up

Slanting yellow light Footie PJs, sleeping bag Mostly dry inside Pad across the house Past the picture window pool Toward the sound of food In a storybook Eyes that twinkle mean you’re safe Even far from home Scottish plaid nightdress … Continue reading

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Holiday Letter 2015

Hey, you made it! Please, come in! Take off your coats! How long’s it been? A year? No, really? Wow. That long? We must be doing something wrong If we don’t make a point of being Sociable with those worth … Continue reading

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Designated Turkey

Movies and TV have taught us Family holidays breed stress. I’m inclined to say that’s not us: “Relatively dramaless” Would be a fair description of The vibe that dominates when we Converge upon this table. Love Instead prevails, and harmony. … Continue reading

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21 Ways Of Looking At A Birthday Girl

I Sneaking in the back To a ringing telephone Never saw the blood II When I left today Both my family were home Now all three are gone III “Look, Papa, cartoons! Cartoon Network! Also, Mom Had a baby girl.” … Continue reading

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