A few days ago, I had to finally make the dreaded trip to the dentist for something that I have been avoiding for a while, decades actually. I ventured to the local dentist to have not one, but two teeth extracted – my first experience in the procedure.Continue reading
Going through a bitter divorce has its advantages. Granted, those advantages are few and far between but are there if you know how to look for them.Continue reading
Our first trip to the beach as a family was in the summer of 1965. We lived in Poplar Apartments in Durham, NC in those days. Dad was in Duke medical school, Mom was a second-grade schoolteacher at Lakewood Elementary, I was about to start the first grade and Kim was still four years preconceived.Continue reading
Herein is a slideshow capturing some of the playful antics of a typical ‘felis catus domestica’, commonly referred to as ‘domestic house cat’. This particular model, a 2002 Tabby, is named Dieter (Pronunciation: /ˈdī-tər/). Dieter’s aliases include ‘Gato Diablo’ and ‘The Chippie Maimer’. This slideshow contains rare, never before published, action images of the infamous “Gato” in his habitat. At the time of the creation of these photographs, Dieter and I (the author) were relatively the same age using the age-old ratio of seven pet years to one human year. As of the creation of this post, he has aged about fourteen years to my two. There is a noticeable change in Dieter as his gait is now slower, his energy level has dropped, he doesn’t seem to possess the sure-footed qualities he once proudly flaunted and he sleeps perpetually.Continue reading
Elegant candlelit dinner for two, early evening, late summer, a lake with swans to one side, an English manor on the opposite, surrounded by lush tall trees and a few weeping willows – this would be in that playlist;
La vie est belle!Steve D.
It goes back to the Ancient Order of Druids, is based on the Celtic end-of-summer festival “Sahain”, has some traits from Ancient Roman culture, and has evolved through the Old English Church to be known as “All Saint’s Day” or “Hallowed E’en”.Continue reading