August/September 2015

closeup of calla lily

Moveable Feast

Outside the firehouse on this windy Sunday morning, a man is headed to his car, a pot of lilies in his arms. I didn’t see him peruse the Easter tagsale table inside, don’t know how he came to choose the wh...
closeup of wrought iron gate for door

Dear Life

On my way to through the yard with the watering can I noticed the wrought iron trim on the shed door, the narrow strip that stood for years above the black latch, a decorative element envisioned by a desig...
dusky night sky with stars

Into Evening

Today I read that so-and-so passed away quietly at her home and wondered if downstairs a husband sat flipping channels on the remote, retriever asleep nearby or lapping water from a bowl in a darkened ...
sign reads short cut to toilets

The Low Talker

          I suppose this story really begins when several months ago I noticed bubbles in my urine.  Not all the time, but occasionally.  What alerted me was a story in the New York Times weekday edition.  I ...