Last night, the sirens and horns of the fire engines reached into our neighborhood as I lay down trying to fall asleep. But instead of just fading away as they hurried to some accident on the highway or to help with a blaze somewhere else in the city, they just kept coming. Our dog howled... Continue Reading →

Snowfall in spring

"Lovely snow, it falls nowhere else." Photo by Gantas Vaiu010diulu0117nas on I think I derived this from two zen quotes -- Layman Pang's, "Beautiful snowflakes; they fall nowhere," and another saying or poem which I can't for the life of me track down. But it went something like this, "The rain does not know... Continue Reading →

Is This A Comedy I See Before Me

In 1999, I visited London and made a point of going to the Globe Theater, then open just two years. For those not familiar with it, it's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre rebuilt in Riverside London, near the original. It's a wonderful, open air theater and you can sit in gallery or stand with the Groundlings. I... Continue Reading →

Winning Wasn’t the Point

It's a lesson I didn't realize I'd even learned, that all those games with my friends, the touch football in the street, baseball in the cul de sac on Arrowhead, the basketball games at the park on Creek Crest, the hide-and-seek marathons on Folsom Drive, the Wiffle Ball home run derby's at Ben's house, none... Continue Reading →

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