"One Day at a Time"

  • Tile “M” for Worder

    March 3, 2021 by

    Tennis isn’t my game. Racquetball during my college years for sure. But, tennis? Nope. Now, had I been born a few years earlier, courting Grace Kelly around town on my arm – even in a fantastical whimsy – would have been a possibility. She was a beautiful actress. As Margot Mary Wendice in the 1954… Read more

  • Benedictine Deliciousness

    March 1, 2021 by

    Yesterday’s hours included a “haven’t had in a long time” morning fare. As the waitress approached my booth with plate in hand, I knew … just knew … the early rain outside wasn’t going to dampen my spirits. It’s been ages since eggs benedict sat wonderfully in front of me. Waiting. Even though opening was… Read more

  • Szechuan Time

    February 28, 2021 by

    It was delicious as always. Szechuan chicken from my favorite downtown Chinese restaurant is the best. Period. I ate all of it. The whole pint. Not much of a surprise, as the day was a long one. Finally sitting down after eight hours on a mildly sore foot, I had the chance to eat. Given… Read more

  • It Was Nice

    February 27, 2021 by

    It was a nice day. Ok, so the weather wasn’t a perfect 72-degrees, sunny day here in central PA. We’ve been talking a lot about the snow, ice, and coldness around town lately. Roads and bridges resembled a Dickens tale up and until yesterday as most staggering about have had enough. I saw the melting… Read more

  • Ugh, In A Good Way

    February 22, 2021 by

    It’s not unlike any other morning. How about you? The living and dining rooms are bare, however. … that’s different. Painters are coming in soon to re-do all the walls and ceilings after decades of living created fades and fancies on their facades. Maintaining credibility has finally been too much. The ceiling, whimsically swirled in… Read more

  • Still Music to Me

    February 21, 2021 by

    There is a time in life when one needs to write about something very important in his life. Now is my time to write about music. I certainly can’t know what is a “very important” in your life. Too many possibilities to venture a near guess. Faith, family, career, pet, health …? We’d need an… Read more

  • Mirror Words

    February 20, 2021 by

    If walking in to my special cafe was only this: a casual sit down almost every morning after entering a little after 8 o’clock on weekdays has been my norm. They closed on Saturdays due to the pandemic changing walk-about folks in town … less of them strolling about in our little town. Never just… Read more

  • Horatio, Valentina, Nobuyuki, Evgeny, and I

    February 15, 2021 by

    I don’t own the rights to those pictures, nor do I have any idea how these artists do what they do with their hands. Allow me to amend that last sentence. I know exactly how they play (exception below) – being a pianist myself. Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Scriabin? … Name the composer or era, and… Read more

  • Breaker, One Two

    February 2, 2021 by

    They’re called step-twos … and, no, I’m not a dancer. You don’t want to see me swash a chasse, shall we say, across the boards any time soon – if at all. I can smooth the 88 keys on a moment’s notice and gracefully step off a curb, but to stride an Astaire memory or… Read more

  • Hum Along, Now

    January 31, 2021 by

    Before lifting up a happy concession window at precisely 11 a.m. this morning, there was a tap at the door a few minutes prior. Standing pleasantly before me was Christine – a regular customer who happened to need her plain cheese-steak earlier than usual. No explanation needed. She was hungry, my grill was hot, and… Read more

  • “I’m Feeling it Bounce off My Face”

    January 29, 2021 by

    1975, #660. My favorite picture on any baseball card featuring the true homerun king of any generation. This isn’t a perfect card with sharp corners, red and yellow contrasts beyond reproach, and a face without blemishes. Imperfection and moderate use is apparent. We would say, “collected and enjoyed” in the hobby, perhaps … as most… Read more

  • You’re a Heuro and Didn’t Know It

    January 25, 2021 by

    If Donald Trump can be elected President, a specific word used less often adjectively – and most assuredly not in conversations in the West Wing prior to January 20th, 2021 – should be afforded a wide berth in usage and form. My suspicions of non-usage would hold true under the most rigorous of examination …… Read more

  • I Berned My Toast

    January 23, 2021 by

    Yes … a bandwagon stopped by my house at 3:05 this morning and I jumped on it: Did I want to? Absolutely! However, I wanted to be above the fray … not just plop the Bern into a movie scene or local watering hole. I thought through long and difficult evening hours. What to do… Read more

  • The Simple Act of Sitting

    January 22, 2021 by

    Rosa Parks. December 1st, 1955. James Blake. Browder vs. Gayle. Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Stay put, young man …” It would take a pretty large, generational twist-tie to bind all those together. Together they are, however, in my mind as I sit here in my concession trailer one… Read more

  • 18 Letters

    January 18, 2021 by

    Today, January 18th is the day … in 2021. A Monday. A day set aside to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. M.L.K, for short. A man with 18 letters, side by side, forming his name. In his death, asking us to stand side by side in a dream against the backdrop of “withering injustice” and… Read more

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