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Monthly Archives: May 2015

THE INVISIBLE MOTHER

I collectthings for my files all the time.  I found this piece oddly poignant because I’ve heard many a mother (and father) admit some of these same thoughts.  Children have no idea how severe are these internal questions in the hearts of their parents until they find themselves cast in the role of the aging … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/7/15: 10 WAYS TO BE SURE SHE NEVER FORGETS MOTHER’S DAY

1.  BREAKFAST IN BED. Do your studly duty.  Unless you’re Bobby Flay, she won’t forget.  Ever.   Just in case that doesn’t work?  Let the kids help.  Mine still broadcast to everyone who’ll listen how “Dad almost burned down our house . . .” 2.  WAKE HER UP WITH MUSIC.  “My Wild Irish Rose” or Drake’s “Hold … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/4/15: CONCRASTINATORS, ARISE!

‘PRO-‘ means “a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul, etc.” Uh-huh.  Lawyer wrote that, right?  Lemme see, here . . . pro–  … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story: “THE WAY I SEE IT . . .”

There’s writing and then there’s writing. I was captured by the latter.  Waylaid by tumbling, swirling thoughts bringing Time-tinged memories with them like 11-year-old kids dragging new friends in to meet you. I wasn’t stymied.  I was momentarily awed by the sheer numbers of flowing memories.  Think Walmart with every checkout lane wide open.  I … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/1/15: PRAYER WARRIORS ARE NOTHING TO MESS WITH

He began the normal process of The Whirlpool Effect, praying around the edges of the slowly-rotating vortex of thought and impressions, ‘dabbing a wide loop’ so as not to miss a need or overlook somebody depending on his praying.  Even as he prayed, he broke into his own soliloquy aimed toward The Court of The … Continue reading »

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