Monthly Archives: October 2010

Like smoke before wind

It had been dark for several hours before I first noticed anything unusual.  Our home is a block off 15th Avenue, a busy four-lane arterial.  The non-stop traffic for the last couple hours on our usually quiet neighborhood street meant … Continue reading

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Commitment

                  There are only two creatures of value on the face of the earth: those with the commitment, and those who require the commitment of others. John Adams

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The gift

The night passed in moments of consciousness, some of which slid quietly into sleep and at other times, wavered briefly between. After our afternoon meal at the dining table, a satisfied tiredness followed, for both of us, unusual since our … Continue reading

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The car guy

In memory, I see my father at the wheel of the ’47 Pontiac.  It was black, with long sweeping fenders and sloping rear deck, the trademark ribbons of chrome running down the center of the hood, the Indian head hood … Continue reading

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