Category Archives: Moving On

FATHERS

Fathers   Ozzie Oswald Nelson, at age 13, was the youngest person ever to become an Eagle Scout. Oswald went on to become Ozzie Nelson, the father in Ozzie and Harriet. Though the show aired years before the advent of … Continue reading

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Tribute to Jack

Tribute to Jack, a man I never met.   Died March, 2010 I never met Jack, talked with him, or touched him. I only heard stories about this man from my friend—his best friend. During the month before he died, … Continue reading

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Strobes, Candles, and Magic

Strobes, Candles, and Magic   It’s a small bedroom, with tan walls, a twin-size bed, a wooden nightstand on his side, and a plastic storage container to my left.  Sometimes I toss a lace bra or silk panties sideways and … Continue reading

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Driving

Driving   I’ve taken six five-hour road trips during the last couple of months. My job is to be the passenger, to entertain and provide stimulating and fun activities for the duration of the trip. I select appropriate music on … Continue reading

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Street Walking

Street Walking By Terry Ratner, RN, MFA She walks the streets by my house. Denim jeans hide the thinness of her legs. A fanny pack buckled around her waist conceals the pack of cigarettes she needs to get through the … Continue reading

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Let the Sighs Begin

Let the Sighs Begin   You might feel a gradual welling up of pleasure, or boredom, or misery. Whatever the emotion, it’s more abundant than you ever dreamed. You can no more contain it than your hands can cup a … Continue reading

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