When the Top Ten for 2015 was ONE

I find “top ten” list this time of year to be less than blissful. I find them relentlessly banal. Anyone who has spent the year paying any attention at all will already know what is best for the year. At this time of year, the publishers of websites,...

My Dad is hovering over me

  Last night I had a particularly vivid dream about my late father. Dad was a car mechanic for decades, then a home builder for several years before he retired. My two brothers and I worked in our father’s Texaco station in Fort Smith, Arkansas from the...

Love

Today, in a year I can’t disclose, my wife was born. In November of 1987, I had my first date with her. I was, how do they say: “poor as a church mouse.” I was slowly emerging from two personal crisis—divorce and ridding myself of some bad habits. I...

Rilke's Rose

Today, like most days, I work at trying to stay focused and in my element. Living in Mexico, and I suspect anywhere, there are many distractions keeping me from that goal. While some distractions are self-inflicted and fun (like FaceBook), most are merely daily...

"What lies around it"

In the photograph accompanying this blog post, the obvious is that this picture shows a lady laughing and selling her fruit. But deeper below this image lies a system of mutual support that is based on a whole system of propositions. This fruit vendor probably makes...

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