Thanksgiving Alchemy

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Landing at George W. Bush airport last week marked my second visit to Houston. The first occurred in 1976 with my parents. On that trip, we did not leave the airport–it was not Bush airport back then. In any event, I made the trek out of the airport this time accompanied by two wonderful friends […]

Partly Sunny

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The line of firs across the road droop with early morning frost. The neighbor’s rust and gold adorned Japanese maple glows in the dawn light. Yesterday’s dark, stormy demeanor recedes giving way to partial sun and chilly temperatures. At times, the weather conspires with my emotions. On sunny spring days, I’m glad for this. Autumn […]

Be One

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“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one.” Marcus Aurelius Cormac McCarthy wrote the brilliant story The Sunset Limited. HBO brought us an excellent production by the same name starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones who also directed. The central conflict revolves around the questions “who is […]

Remnants of Irrationality

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Reflections on incidents from my childhood in which I felt my father behaved irrationally blaze into my thoughts at times when my own “perfect day” plan goes awry or is interrupted by the unforeseen incident. My dad seemed to succumb to these behaviors while driving, looking for a parking space, or any time he felt […]