Category Archives: connections

What’s Past is Prologue 

“What’s past is prologue” is an old phrase now in vogue. Overused, and often truncated, it has moved from the venerable Shakespearean reflection on a man’s perceived destiny into the realm of vernacular I deem too commonly used to be … Continue reading

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Physical

I sat looking at me.  My beard has grown a little, but not enough to disguise the straight and square jawline. A short cropped top beaded, sweat glistened at the tips of grey and bronze.  Around my moustache and chin, … Continue reading

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Complicity

Complicity. The word rings uncomfortably.  A vice of inaction for those able to act. An abdication of a duty, a dereliction of all that is inherent in a position of ability. It isn’t an action, but creates collateral actions and … Continue reading

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More

More days just like today. More friends like the handful I keep close, and the score I keep a bit farther out. More time to spend in these pursuits that have earned my time. More returns, deserved or not. More … Continue reading

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Passing through

Unexpected mist and a mercury drop under a blue carpet and bold beams of sun, she swept through me. Tired muscles and exhausted posture did not intercept the invasion, barely registering the trespass. The messages and comments of friends buzzed … Continue reading

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A full bucket

It is hard, or perhaps difficult (maybe both), to remember times when the sun shone so brightly as it has recently, while shadows are cast so broadly and deeply.  The narrative of the moment is not one of natural balance … Continue reading

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Growth rings

New casts an old shadow, a curtain that I pin to it. Wisdom compels and cajoles me to trace lines around the shade early and soon, and again in each season. It marks a contour, not a boundary, serving as neither … Continue reading

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Women’s March, Privilege, Cheap Shots, and Getting Muddy

I began writing this piece almost a month ago, and have decided to publish it now, albeit unedited. ____________ This past weekend was abundant with energy, excitement, rage, disappointment, and thoughtful growth.  Over the past few weeks, I have reflected … Continue reading

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Improvement Planning

Improvement Plan (see my previous post on Essential Planning) Step 1:  Analysis

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Home

I once held this fantasy, but it has since grown up. Now I find myself wearing armor to bed and long past holding any weighty regret for this not materializing. Still, as a story, it is sweet, though treacle and … Continue reading

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