Monthly Archives: August 2018

MAVIS AND THE LONG HALLWAY TO OBLIVIOUSNESS

Recently turning 79, Mavis Staples was already a gospel, folk and soul music sensation with her family the Staple Singers back when I was born in the early 1960s.  During that era’s tumultuous civil rights movement, her booming voice shined like … Continue reading

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THE KITCHEN YIPS

I think I have the kitchen yips. Now, if you are worried I have bugs, Asians or yokels lurking in my cupboard, fear not.  Yips is defined as “over-thinking something so much that you become unable to do it.” Typically, its associated … Continue reading

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POST CARDS FROM THE PAST

Slathered with enough mega-high numbered SPF suntan lotion to dance a Shiggy Challange on the face of the sun without turning red, I squeezed my eyes shut from the bright daylight glare. Floating in the pool, my mind started to … Continue reading

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DO YOU KNOW SUCK?

Remember those math test problems in school where they would tell you something like ‘Timmy was on a train traveling 60 mph for 20 minutes from City X and Joey, who left two hours earlier, was in a car traveling … Continue reading

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MY EYES FEEL OLD TODAY

My morning started the usual way. A small group of ethereal angels gracefully flew over my sleeping body in a loose circle pattern. With the back of their soft hands, they each reached down and lovingly caressed the side of my … Continue reading

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