He Gave Me Diamonds

He gave me diamonds this morning. Though bank account lay bare and still small bills eluded me There they were, glistening in glorious morning sun Shades of infinite color Uncapturable by human hand Multitudes, huge wealth beyond measure Yet only for me, for moments, To savor Before they dropped and disappeared... He gave me diamonds. [...]

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How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]

What You Don’t See Behind the Scenes…

I see your beautiful pictures online, as well as your cheerful messages. Some of you are a good 20 years older than me, and you have mastered the art of filtering and editing pictures.  You add lush eyelashes and pure skin, and my guess is that if we met in person, I might not even recognize [...]