May 2015 archive

May 24

May Days

Evan Thomas smiled at the clerk who helped him with the bouquet.  “I’m glad you have tulips.” She smiled back.  “Oh, yes.  They’re available pretty much all year, but May is one of the best months.  What colors are you looking for?” “Mom’s favorites – pink and white.  Six of each.  Right, Dad?”  Evan looked …

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May 21

A Match Made in Hell

Do you ever feel that your computer is driving you crazy? I do. Lately, every morning after I pour myself a cup of coffee and turn it on, there’s a message on the screen from my security service with an ominous black border around it. It says: “We have encountered a critical error in your …

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May 18

Read Books, Review Books, Remember Books

On this blog, I’ve written about journal writing.  I’ve written about reading books.  There was a time when I did both: I read books and journaled about them. Go figure. After last month’s journal expedition, I wandered through my bookshelf and discovered a journal wherein I reviewed books for myself as a reminder of what …

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May 16

Run for the Roses

Arriving for the 141st Kentucky Derby, I caught a glimpse of Millionaires Row. I wasn’t at Churchill Downs, however. My commercial flight had just landed at Louisville International Airport and was taxiing to its gate. I peered out the window and saw row upon row of private jets that had been lined up and left …

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May 15

Detroit Drag Way

Like most late-1950’s American teenagers in Detroit, I fell in love with automobiles and began tinkering with our family’s grocery-getter sedan with the help of friends. My best friend’s father had a brand new 1956 “Rocket” Oldsmobile with a relatively-high 202 horsepower for the time. I couldn’t figure out why my friend’s dad bought it, …

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