Tag Archives: that’s life

The Habitual Wannabe Burglar

My wife asked if I could drive them. Usually she takes my son to school and I pick him up, but we’d had car trouble and it was at the mechanic’s. In our Ford’s stead we had a substitute, which … Continue reading

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Infiltrated

   We are at war. Little do we know it though. Constantly ambushed, but in small enough attacks that we don’t realize, and won’t realize it until it’s too late … before they’ve taken over. Chemical warfare is out, but … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a Pool’s Off Season

   Opening the pool … when? That’s the question. It’s warm now, but oh how that can easily change in upstate New York and go back to cold again. Too soon, and the well-pampered water, clinically proven to be more … Continue reading

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The Swan Lives On

   The sixth graders were led down to the auditorium. There hadn’t been much warning or much explanation to what was being done … something about music. This was the last year for the sixth graders at PS (Public school) … Continue reading

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After the Frost

I am the gardener, but once I had been the enemy without my knowing it. It’s only on looking back am I able to see the monster I had become. They were two blueberry bushes I’d planted in large pots … Continue reading

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The Flu Shot

   I went to get my flu shot at the pharmacy the other day, and as the pharmacist readied to give it to me he said, “No worries, it’s just like a walk on the beach.” Now that snapped me … Continue reading

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Pin…?

   My friend Elizabeth is an undertaker and also has a blog. At a recent gathering, she talked about her latest post discussing all the various options that were now available for funerals. Options that she thought people might not … Continue reading

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Car Troubles

  There was a grey sky vanishing towards all the horizons as I walked out of the store, and crossed the parking lot, headed for my car on that dry but winter day. I had to remember what the car … Continue reading

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Surrounded By Cashmere

“We’ll leave you some little Vienna sausages to stick the capsules in,” they had told me. The grey of the autumn morning … early morning sky … lingered over the muffled yellows and oranges of the near-Vermont foliage. I was … Continue reading

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In the Headlights

   It was a cold, windy night, sometime in December, sometime around midnight, and the snow had begun to come down hard. On the otherwise undisturbed, frozen-muddied shoulder of the road, a car was parked with its motor still running … Continue reading

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