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Demian

I have been rereading an old counter-culture classic, Demian by Herman Hesse. I remember wading through it in a Twentieth Century Lit class in the mid-60s. It is a story about a young man’s journey of self-discovery and his relationship…

Ted – In Memoriam

Lost — on a hollow day, when whipped whips from the north and sears, stripping away certitude.   We are placed here — god knows why — for a time – for a moment, to give witness to what is…

Cold

It is cold. The snowbirds left. They left the snow. I told them I would move it for them and make their places look lived in. They look lived in because my footprints are all over.   I really don’t mind…

Irreverence

There is a thin line between reverence and irreverence, between respect and scorn. Respect is not given. It is earned. Everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, a chance to prove competence. When it becomes clear, talent is…

Simplicity

Life has become more complicated. Accessing information used to be through a local newspaper or radio. Today’s variety of cable channels and internet web sites challenges the learning curve of even the most robust boomer.  Keeping a car in good…