family, father, heart, love, memoir, quotes


“There is no stranger under the cherry tree.”- Issa There is a tree I love.  The circumference of the trunk thick and wide, so broad, that I cannot circle my arms around it anymore.  Knotty, the bark rough to my cheek’s soft touch.  The trunk, darkened, blackened, and browned with touches of gray. Gnarled. Leaves […]

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heart, humanity, love, mental health, social responsiblity

See Through My Eyes

Our eyes meet.  It was brief, like the shutter’s snapshot, only an instant, seconds, a moment.  Humanity.  He stood on the island median, cardboard sign in hand, Homeless. Please help me. Disheveled and not in the contrived careless style of today’s fashions.  Authentic disheveled. The jacket just slightly too large, the pants too loose.  The […]

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family, father, love, memoir

We Shared a Song

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away. The other night dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms When I awoke dear, I was mistaken, So I […]

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heart, love, memoir, mother, Mother's Day

To Mother’s Everywhere

  Thank you for the sacrifices that you make on a daily basis.  The times that you are up all night cuddling an ill child, reassuring a small one that there really aren’t any monsters in the world.  The strength that you draw from within, when faced with adversity.  The resilience that you develop to survive […]

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family, father, memoir

The Circle of Life

The early wake up call.  “Mom, can you pick me up at the Sky Train Station? I worked a night shift”  My son, now an adult, still occasionally calling mom for a ride home!  Disheveled, flattered, I manage to throw myself together in relatively decent style.  Arriving at his townhouse, my son suggests I view […]

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