Nobody told me there’d be days like these

With credit to John Lennon for writing that line borrowed from his song "Nobody Told Me," nobody told us there'd be days like these. I had a day yesterday like we'll all have, sooner or later, more than once, most likely. A day heavy with the weight of worry, grief, fear, anger. It was tough … Continue reading Nobody told me there’d be days like these

Sometimes, it's what you don't give

Every spring should be like this: warm afternoons, cool nights, not much w*nd. (We can't say it out loud here, it's a superstition. If we say the word, it kicks up to about thirty-five miles an hour.) A couple of days ago, we had a bonfire; yesterday, my throat hurt a bit. Smoke, I thought, … Continue reading Sometimes, it's what you don't give