Category: Living and Learning

No Resting Place

Last year when I walked downtown I frequently stopped to rest on some benches that were placed in a large courtyard between the light rail and the theater.  It is a nice sunny spot and it is enhanced by a lovely display of flowers in planters and some funny […]

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Not Enough Lovelies

Most of the people who go to a film festival are cheerful and friendly.  They are excited to be seeing new and adventurous films, and they have a camaraderie with other film fans. Some of them have an encyclopedic knowledge of actors, films, and directors and they love […]

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Any Second Now…

My brain is buzzing. I haven’t had enough sleep. My brother-in-law is in the hospital and I’m waiting to hear how he is doing. I am also trying to reclaim my car that was damaged in a fender-bender I spent an inordinate amount of time on hold with […]

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Lessons Learned

In August 2007 I was in a serious car accident that caused me to have fractured vertebrae in my neck and a long convalescence. After a few months, my friend Jean asked me what was the lesson that I had to learn from the experience.  The following was […]

Volunteer Cats

If you think that by putting yourself forward as a community volunteer you will be received with warm appreciation, you are wrong. At the beginning of the process, you are more likely to be confronted with bureaucratic bewilderment. Recently, I have tried to volunteer at three different events […]

Rear-Ended

My roommate asked me to drive her to the airport at 5:00 PM. I hesitated and asked her how much a cab would cost, then regretted having asked. I knew I would drive her, even though I really didn’t want to. I had only recently arrived back in […]