MY FATHER'S GHOST

Probably I should say my Father's spirit since ghost has a scary quotient to it.  I think there is evidence that he lingered near us for four monthss or so after his death.   The day of his funeral we heard from his two surviving brothers that...

Piss Ant Devil

This is one of my oldest memories and as true as I can tell it, of course my mother and "Miz Nettie" have helped me remember it over the years.

A TRIP TO CHATANOOGA'S LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

in honor of Memorial day...   This happened a long time ago when I was 12 or 13.  My dad worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and you never knew where he would be from one week to the next. This week he was in North Alabama and I went to...

Chrysalis

I'm not a poet.  I know it.  But now and then I am inspired, and this was one of my best attempts at poetry.  Looking back to remember it, I thought 'why not repost it?"

ABSENT MINDED AND STUPID

They are the same things, abseent minded and stupid.  i know,  I just did one.  After an early supper, I watched a bit of a movie and fell asleep.  When I woke I was chilled and pulling on a robe I remembered that i hadn't used my inhaler today.  My...

LIPSTICK, a short story

This is in my blogs as a draft but i think i did publish a version of it about five years ago. It is not supposed to be a particular war but rather general to all wars.    She was sweet and far from the war.  He was far from it, too, for the...

A YEAR WITHOUT TV

I broke a 62 year habit of watching TV every spare moment I had,  I mean from The Today Show with J Fredd Muggs and Dave Garroway till who ever was on it at that moment a year ago.  And right through the day until sign off after Jack Parr at night.  ...

WHAT A GREAT, GLORIOUS MORNING THIS IS

I woke this morning feeling all streatchy and good,  I haven't felt like that for the past 7 or 8 months, Not since before my hospital stay.  I wake up and want some exercise and to make my muscles move and do something worth while.      Happy...

THREE BLOGS YESTERDAY -- All for naught

Three long, thoughtful blog posts.  They all just disappeared!  They could not be refound, they were gone.   It was not Thoughts' fault.  It was this chromebook's stupid 'hovering' feature.  If you pause in your pointing any where on the page,...

"Oh let the sun shine in..."

"Let the sun shine in, take it with a grin. slip out of your bathing suit and let the sun shine in."   What's this all about?  It's time to clean out the pool  of all the dead leaves we let gather in it over winter,  I need to shock it severely...

Anyone Know how Sarah - Dreampower is?

Her last post was in May 2 years ago,  She may have commented to others but I find no record of that. She was a poet and a dreamer, I was happy to learn she had found her true love and a little sorry it wasn't me>  If the pictures she published...

EFFECTIVE MEDICINES AT LAST

Months after the operation I am finally getting my energy back.  It's been a long road but it is improving each day now.  I take nine pills in the morning and six more each evening and a whole raft of over the counter suppliments, including iron...

AT LAST, EFFECTIVE MEDICINES

After an operation to save my leg, months in which my energy level sank lower and lower, my doctors have finally come up with the solution.  I still have a long way to go, but I can feel my energy level up by slow degrees every morning now.   I...

AT LAST, EFFECTIVE MEDICINES

After an operation to save my leg, months in which my energy level sank lower and lower, my doctors have finally come up with the solution.  I still have a long way to go, but I can feel my energy level up by slow degrees every morning now.   I...

ACCIDENTAL VIEW

 A friend and I were talking about seeing naked women.  I told him that it is a  pleasure to see even if it was accidental or on purpose, and he fully agreed.  Later I got to thinking of it, Had their ever been been an accidental view?  At first the...

it's like COMING OUT OF A LONG, DARK TUNNEL

For three days now I have seen the reflections of daylight ahead.  Real daylight, produced by the sun.  Now, this morning, I woke to see the entrance or exit and the arch of sunlight.  I'm coming out of it.   It has been a long tunnel, it...