Unmapped, Sans Envy

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...
Surrendering the Dream of Sarasota

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...
Contemplations on a June Day

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...
Haunted Heights

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...