Posts made in July, 2013

Unmapped, Sans Envy

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 | 0 comments

Unmapped, Sans Envy

We have bid farewell to another year. Not just any year, when one considers the world wide vertical free fall that shook some of us, and walloped others. We observed unremitting turbulence, purloined wealth, displaced confidence, marred optimism, and a stricken economy. We will speak of 2008 with its own vernacular… housing meltdown, toxic loans, energy consumption, financial crisis, global market decline, record job losses and the worst of all… bailouts. Also, in 2008, we saw weather extremes that flooded the Midwest, destroyed Galveston Texas, torched neighborhoods in California, and...

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Surrendering the Dream of Sarasota

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Surrendering the Dream of Sarasota

I recall vividly the glistening hot July day in 2003 when we arrived in Sarasota, Florida. Driving in our pint-size rented car and clutching our larval aspirations, we rounded the corner along Bayfront Drive to see the magnificent sailboats and fishing vessels hugged to the docks of the pristine marina. We observed unhurried people meandering on the path that skirted the water’s edge of Island Park. The afternoon sun hung over the unruffled, bright blue bay bringing about delightful imageries of tropical life that tasted as sweet as the fruit smoothies we were sipping. After an eager visit...

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Contemplations on a June Day

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Contemplations on a June Day

The moistness of the air and the early rise of the sun signify that the anticipation has passed. Summer is here, fully outfitted. I jogged my normal seaside course in the remarkable quietness that comes on lazy Sundays when hangovers beg for sleep, readers finger through plump newspapers, over-achievers exhale, and pajama-clad families perform their ritual of consuming bagels, fresh juice, and zany kid shows. Straggly dogs stroll ahead of disheveled owners garbed in yesterday’s khakis and flip flops, drinking their favorite sweet coffee. A smattering of surfers drift just off shore- eyeing...

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Rose – Multi Bar

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Rose – Multi Bar

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Haunted Heights

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Haunted Heights

Time and silence hang heavy in the darkened air… Dripping like Spanish moss off ancient oaks. ~ Heartbeat keeping time… Unchanged by the theatrics of our existence. ~ Staged events… Puppets dance all around me. ~ Both actors and audience steadfastly play their parts… Lacking chance and missing emotions. ~ Only the distant music sinks underneath my soft skin… The melody speaks while the lyrics set the rhythm. ~ The intensity heightens… My intentions rise with equal abandon. ~ If I seek harmony and balance… I lose my passion in the safety of their...

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