Monthly Archives: December 2011

Acrimonious Mercy

Forgiveness and mercy are very different. One often precedes the other. There have been rare occasions when I have forgiven deeds that were so bad forgiveness was required. I have demonstrated mercy when forgiveness was unattainable. My youngest brother contributed … Continue reading

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Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub Ed Darrell

Why you should be concerned about mercury pollution.

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Pavlov’s People

A newspaperman happened to be walking beside me on the street. His face was familiar. Before he knew what had happened, he was the subject of a personal interview. He revealed that he was in the military, in Europe, between … Continue reading

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Holidays Past

I spent 6 consecutive hours cooking and playing the part of scullery matron during a pre-Christmas soirée.  Stress turned to anxiety, which prefaced possible tears when too much sherry spilled into the sauce I was making. My mother came immediately to … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones

I heard Mick Jagger sing Wild Horses. I think Angie was on the flip side of that or Ruby Tuesday. I used to go to a little neighborhood dive in Old Algiers NOLA with Poor Bill. He told me once, … Continue reading

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One Good Turn

Nuances of youth cause me to think, “Oh well, I had my turn.” It was a long turn but not too long. I don’t want to go back, I made the turn count. Every once in a while as I … Continue reading

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Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub

Encore quote of the moment: Robert Kennedy on what really matters.

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