Oblivious

Never mind the coolness of that breeze as it swept clouds across a winter's sky. Never mind the clouds as they passed in front of the sun to block the sun’s rays from warming the mere mortals below. And never mind the added chill from sitting outdoors in the shade: five men are playing cards.…

Just because…

It isn't Christmas. It isn't Easter. It isn't even someone's birthday. But for me, it is a special time. Months have passed since the last time I saw my niece. A niece who from the very first time I held her in my arms as a baby still occupies a special place in my heart.…

Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

The Adjustment

The house seems unusually quiet these days. A month ago senior mutt passed away two days shy of her fifteenth birthday. And the household is adjusting to her absence. Still, younger mutt no longer checks each room (searching for senior mutt) whenever us humans come home after work, shopping, or other outings. As for the…

Just Because

Away from the city noise. Away from roads choked with impatient motorists going nowhere fast. Walking in a quiet suburban area of one-way streets and no-through roads, I happened upon a quaint street. A quiet street lined on both sides with tall, mature trees; their canopy casting much needed shade on a hot summer’s day.…