Monthly Archives: December 2016

Maury

Maury is on the sidewalk near the coffee shop this morning, picking up stray bits of paper and other litter and putting them in the pockets of his jeans. This is what Maury does habitually, but today it’s in the … Continue reading

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Justice

The rape and murder of Tricia McCauley didn’t make the front page of the paper today, though a large article about the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency appeared on A-1. Tricia McCauley was killed over the holidays. She was … Continue reading

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A Question of Attitude

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. In no special order, there have been cataract surgery, a hamster homicide, a car accident, a concussion, cancer test, and the alcoholic relapse of good friend. On the positive side, my one-act … Continue reading

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Relapse

Someone dear to me, a person important in my life, relapsed recently. Some eight years ago, she was one of those active drinkers who almost lost it all by hitting the bottle daily, often to a blackout. Her ex prevented … Continue reading

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Luck

Good luck, as I understand it, is when opportunity meets preparedness. Bad luck is? I’m not sure, but starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, I had my fair share of it. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, my car, a 1986 … Continue reading

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