Monthly Archives: May 2010

He Calls Himself Fortunate

Brendan Marrocco lost his arms and legs to an IED in Iraq. But he still calls himself fortunate. Continue reading

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Long Underwear

I’ve always been cold-blooded – Wait! – I mean cold-natured! (Hmmm. . . Freudian slip?) But as I’ve grown older, the cold has become more and more agonizing for me.
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Do-Over: Re-Living the Playground (aka – Re-Living the Playground with Granddaughter – aka – Re-Living the Playground Anew – aka – Living the Playground Anew)

The swing looks so inviting / To fly – to fly – up high. . . / “Push harder, grandawn. Watch me now / Reach up and touch the sky.” Continue reading

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Re-Living the Playground

The swing looks so inviting / To fly – to fly – up high. . . / The seat is pinching my behind / When it wraps around my thigh. Continue reading

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What’s This?

I mean – it’s not like this is a matter of national security or anything. But I do have more than a passing curiosity about what could possibly have been in the vegetable drawer of my refrigerator and is now totally unrecognizable. Continue reading

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“Please don’t do this”

Okay – first of all – why is 2nd Daughter sending me a story about an elderly woman – and – saying, “Please don’t do this”? And – B – why is 2nd Daughter sending me a story about an elderly woman – and – saying, “Please don’t do this”? Continue reading

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“Don’t Fence Me In”

I live on a little piece of heaven on earth. And I don’t have to pay for it, or water it, or mow it. Hurray! Continue reading

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We Survived!

“Tornado” may not be a four-letter word, but it is a dirty word in Oklahoma.  And it can be a very scary word – especially if two – count them – two enormous, ominous, terrifying tornado infused wall clouds are … Continue reading

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“She” in the Mirror

Who is this ancient in the mirror? / Where did she come from? / She wasn’t there yesterday. Continue reading

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Fly With the Wind

I played the record over and over – and cried and cried. I’m not talking about a few tears pooling in my eyes or even trickling down my cheeks. I’m talking about heaving, sobbing, boo-hooing. Continue reading

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