Once in a great while I will reflect on people from my past. Some I have written about. This is one of those stories that happened in a few hours and ended there. Unless you want to talk about life-long happy memories of one person. This brief encounter lasted me a lifetime. Here it is. … More Fond Memories of This Man
A HORSE IS A HORSE OF COURSE OF COURSE Mister Ed was a favorite character in a weekly T.V. show during the sixties. Reruns for decades put the opening credits theme song into everyone’s conscious forever. The plot contained a ‘talking’ horse Mister Ed. I briefly discussed the song with the bag-boy at Hannaford Supermarket … More Of Course, Of Course!
TRIGGER – CLICK – BANG! I miss having my old Dodge pick-up around. It’s been in the shop for a few hundred months feels like. Well, I got a call a few minutes ago from the mechanic. We bought a used ignition module that is also called a engine-computer-unit or module. I bought it on … More Trigger…Click…Bang!
GAIA PRESENTS Some are calling or Spreading invitations, Some warn away intruders. Unseen but Heard – Sitting high, calling loudly, insistently, I imagine: Chatty, old friends, enjoying reunion, or, Cautious introductions, unsure with bated breath, This open-air venue with … More GAIA Presents
I submitted this story to The Sun magazine back in 2017 and heard back with one of those polite and thoughtful letters that let one down easy. Here it is again with a few punctuation corrections and a name change for the main character Mack, now Peter. BROODING Peter climbed the stairs to his old … More Brooding
MARK MACKENZIE GOODWIN September 17, 1963 – July 10, 2020 As was the culture of our times I was not present for the births of any of my children with Barbara. Mark was born in a period of time known as the Cold War and I was a career military person in the Navy. When … More Mark MacKenzie Goodwin
I was triggered today by an email from a friend and associate prison volunteer here in Maine. He had forwarded a link to a short film relating the stress of release from prison in the first few moments. The film is well done and gives a powerful message of despair and chaos that comes with … More Trigger
THE 4TH OF JULY 2020 Edition It is the fourth and it is after dark, after nine P.M. I sit and listen to explosions from the Harbor and the noise reverberates around the hills and up the rivers and off the islands and boats filled with glassy-eyed people taking it all in. What is the … More The Fourth of July 2020 Edition
DECISIONS, DECISIONS It’s difficult sometimes to make up one’s mind. In light of all the things I’ve done over my lifetime I think I would rather be a mule. I haven’t come by this choice easily. I’ve thought it over on occasion whenever the tune “Swinging on a Star” has rambled across my brain. “Would … More I Love This Story from July 2016.
AMBUSH An Englishman named Henry Kelsey arrived in Canada as a young man and apprenticed to be an explorer and tradesman. He was part of the Hudson Bay Company which was opening trades with tribes of the region and as far away as men like Kelsey were willing to explore and make business partnerships afar. … More AMBUSH!