Rumination

Ruminating calms me and pulls my mind far enough from reality to enable me to process something that has left me uneasy. Sometimes I have conversations with people who aren’t there, like it’s a rehearsal for a conflict that I expect to have with someone. Or I want to have answers ready for a conversation …

The Bell

This guy  has a motorcycle, a twenty-nine-year-old Kawasaki. He’s not a biker. He’s just a guy who rides his motorcycle on nice days to get his rebel on. He bought it cheap and for years it ran great. He rode it to work and all-around town on weekends when the wife and kids didn’t need …

My Way

  I felt listless and unaccomplished when I woke this morning. Dominated by a vague sense of failure, I felt like I had not achieved my life goals, like I hadn’t even clearly defined them. I must have had dull dreams. I was struck, as I drank my first cup of coffee, by my ordinariness. …

Truth Endures

There’s a framed quote on a wall in my doctor’s business office that says “If it has Tits or Wheels it will give you Problems.” I saw it as I looked through his open door on my way to the exam room. I thought of my ex-wife, then my Triumph 750 Bonneville. They were both …

Work Work Work

I try to look my best every day. I brush twice and gargle in the morning. I clean my ears. Trim and clean my nails. I check my toes and pay close attention to the most intimate aspects of personal hygiene. I use body powder so I smell as fresh and clean as I look. …