NOT COOL

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 9: NOT COOL My refrigerator doesn’t fit in a toaster, but it’s toast. Completely crapped out and needs replaced. I’m living out of a cooler and in my spoiled world, that is not cool. The reason my refrigerator stopped working is because, a couple of weeks ago, the … Continue reading NOT COOL

MEDICINE MANAGEMENT

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 8: MEDICINE MANAGEMENT There is a difference between humility and humiliation. A comparative example: Humility can describe aging gracefully. Humiliation is when that age comes with the need for a pill organizer. It’s not so much about remembering which pills to take and when… for me it was … Continue reading MEDICINE MANAGEMENT

A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 7: A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE I like to collect crosses from places I visit. I like wearable souvenirs. Whenever I wear the cross I bought at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, someone inevitably tells me that it’s backwards. It isn’t but it does look that way. It’s a … Continue reading A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE

MAGNIFICENT MIRROR

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 4: MAGNIFICENT MIRROR I had cataract surgery earlier this year. It fixed my nearsightedness but no surgeon's scalpel can truly reverse age. I still need “cheaters” (old folk’s name for reading glasses). Before my cataract surgery, I would hold small stuff right at the tip of my nose … Continue reading MAGNIFICENT MIRROR

SOAKING SCISSORS

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 3: SOAKING SCISSORS Yesterday, I was still in the Art Class pits of plaster. I tried relentlessly and failed miserably to keep the classroom from looking like some kind of Narnia snow dusted dungeon. The students had transitioned from forming their artwork to covering it in the plaster … Continue reading SOAKING SCISSORS