Category Archives: love

Adulteress: Part Three

What is love? Don’t ask me. I can’t define it, but like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, I know it when I see it. When The Tragedy wrote back that he now wished he had said he loved me, I … Continue reading

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Adulteress: Part Two

I’m not one to look for old friends on Facebook and I usually ignore those fake requests from LinkedIn. I don’t care about my ancestry and I’m not interested in friends from high school because for one thing, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Adulteress: Part One

Years ago, when I was married to the wrong man, I fell madly in love with a guy who sold used books. He wasn’t my type, but he had a certain lanky, preppy appeal. We met when I wandered into … Continue reading

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Can You Forgive Her?

First he was a cherished baby, then a child, and then a teenager who went off to college. For two years before leaving, he’d been subjected to his mother’s grief over losing his big brother. The teenager was traumatized as … Continue reading

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Aretha, Don’t Go

As far back as I can remember listening to music, Aretha Franklin has been part of my life. She was my first idol. She made me feel like a natural woman at 15. No one ever surpassed her effect on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Max

Max loved butter. It started with toast, which turned into Toast Parties, meaning a a large quantity of buttered toast eaten in one sitting. Bread was merely a vehicle for butter, he told us. Then what’s the butter knife? his … Continue reading

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This Be Some News For Philip Larkin

Everyone I know and everyone you know can quote the first line of This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin, a poem he wrote in 1971. They fuck you up, your mum and dad. That one line has served as … Continue reading

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Spider Bite

I was lying on the couch, talking on the phone to my adopted son Chris. We talked about getting our knuckles tattooed together. He told me that he recently went to the ER when a little red bump on his … Continue reading

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Heroic Mothers, I Salute You

How can you watch Susan Bro speak about her daughter without tearing up? What a magnificent woman and mother. On July 31, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her only son to a drug overdose, but she is back at work, … Continue reading

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Even Help Is No Help

I wasn’t looking forward to Mother’s Day since no children were going to honor me and my own mother is long gone. My plan was to just suck it up and go out for an omelette. I forgot to factor … Continue reading

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