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The wild dogs in my heart

A long time ago, probably before you were born, I lived in another city. My apartment and my office were at opposite ends of the same major street, so I took a bus to and from work weekdays. Some evenings … Continue reading

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And Back Again: I Write Anyway

I bring my work forth Blooming in the hot hard street Lotus in asphalt Well, that’s a tad melodramatic, but you get the picture. The reason you haven’t heard from me all summer is that I finished a piece in … Continue reading

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She’s Baack!

Reasons why I haven’t written: I couldn’t find my laptop My right hand was paralyzed I went temporarily blind I was incommunicado in Fiji I’m lazy as hell Although the last one is probably closest to the truth, the truth … Continue reading

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What’s Past is Prologue (Lifehacking at 50+)

Are we each the product of our individual past, or can we overcome our past to become better people? There’s a lot of buzz every January around resolutions, promises to do better, etc. – and I wrote about this before … Continue reading

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Perfeckshun (Lifehacking at 50+)

Paradox #2. This is gonna be short, because I don’t know how to answer the question. I’m a writer, and writers are always told, “your work must be as perfect as you can get it before you submit it. Other, … Continue reading

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Acting As If (Lifehacking at 50+)

Paradox Number One. So here’s the deal: I am continually reminded that I am going to get NOWHERE in life if I don’t get some confidence. I’m going to leave out the part about my brutal childhood in a coal … Continue reading

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Of Michigan J. Frog (Lifehacking at 50+)

It was the weirdest thing. Every other morning at 5:00 – maybe 5:02 – I would be awakened by this wailing noise outside my window. It sounded like a siren gone bad, or maybe some electronic nightmare warble: waah-oooh-waah-oooh-uh-uh-uh-waah… I … Continue reading

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You can’t fire me, I quit (Lifehacking at 50+)

My massage therapist fired me. She said I didn’t get massages often enough to help the kinks out of my back – That the occasional massage may feel good at the time, but within a day or two the knots … Continue reading

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Wish I could have said (Lifehacking at 50+)

Steve Coleman saved my life. Several times. The first time was when I was dying in a dead-end job, having been maligned by two “fellow” employees to the point where I was assigned scut work, and never going to get … Continue reading

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A Sense of Zinc (Lifehacking at 50+)

When I was three years old (or so, they tell me), I found some spare change on my dad’s night table and sat down to play with it. As kids will do (and as I did frequently) (they tell me), … Continue reading

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