Category Archives: Coping

Talking To Myself

Now that the Pandemic is hopefully on the wane and we are reintroducing ourselves to our friends and neighbors ,it reminds me of the time when I entered the military. One of the first things they did was march us … Continue reading

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About Face

Monday was a ‘feeling out’ day. Maine went mask-less on May 24th, and I for one was ready. However, just because our Gov said it was OK, with reservations of course, didn’t mean that every business, and/or person, had signed … Continue reading

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Homeless

Shuffling down the sidewalkHis life in plastic bagsSocieties discarded remnantsA dog of suspect lineageFrayed rope for a leash Diverted glances avoid his beingWide birth given to his courseDowncast eyes try not to noticeHurt hidden within rumpled clothes All but forgotten Reduced … Continue reading

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December 21

Several years ago, after having moved back to Maine, we received a phone call about 4:15 in the afternoon. It was from a good friend and former neighbor from when we lived in Houston, Texas. After exchanging pleasantry’s she asked … Continue reading

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Sorting Through The Debris

The other day I was working with my archives and stumbled across a post I wrote back in 2012. It was when life was ‘normal’, the reality being that our normal still held it’s share of disasters. Many or most … Continue reading

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Masked Motives

Well, it had to happen I guess.  And it finally did.  I kind of knew it was just a matter of time because I have a difficult time being quiet.  But it has always been that way.  I have a … Continue reading

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Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

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Going Through The Change Of Life

At this point, I don’t think there is much that hasn’t been said about the Corona virus be it scientifically, politically, statistically, or humorously.  So why am I writing about it now?  Well, actually, I just plan to use this … Continue reading

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Horizons

I wake to new horizonsDistant vistas kiss my eyesWas it only yesterdayI walked neath tranquil skies Where has the familiar goneMy perspective is unclearI struggle to make sense of itIs now my future here I cast my gaze about meBut … Continue reading

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Where Two Once Stood

Where two once stood, now one aloneLeft to journey on their ownGone the love they chose to shareDashed in the ashes of despairA heart now turned to stone How for this loss will I atoneSurvive without the love I’ve knownOne … Continue reading

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