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life is funny, part 386

“There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. There’s your answer.” — Gertrude Stein — Running past a memorial service 18 times, I have a lot of questions. Who was Bob? What … Continue reading

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home is where the art is

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares,I paint my own reality.”― Frida Kahlo He just wanted his art up. That’s all. Bruce is our friend. He’s settling in to a new apartment after he was kicked out of his previous abode because … Continue reading

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for what it’s earth

On the last day of the world,I would want to plant a tree.— W.S. Merwin Being old, I can remember when Earth Day was a big deal. We had Lofty Ideas like “saving the planet” and “protecting the ozone layer” … Continue reading

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The sun is the same in a relative way

So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out So much left to know, and I’m on the road to find out — Yusuf Islam — My blog, I Like Margarine, was born 11 years ago today. … Continue reading

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brothers, part 25

If you’re a zipper, you don’t want to be around Rick these days. Fidgeting is an occupational hazard with dementia, a way of coping with the constant anxiety. For Rick, that means no zipper goes unpunished. He is a zipperholic, … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 84

“You just had a bad day. Keep practicing. Nothing is as easy as eating noodles.” — the prophet ha jin

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holding hands with the clock

And that old time feeling goes sneaking down the hall Like an old gray cat in winter, keeping close to the wall — the prophet guy clark You’re bumming about the day’s run. Uncle Hal has relegated it to a … Continue reading

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