• hope and history

    by  • September 8, 2006 • 7 Comments

    The last forty-eight hours have been full of almost every emotion I can name. Though I’ve been here by myself, I’ve spent much of the day talking to Ginger in Birmingham, keeping up with what is going on there. Rachel goes in for her surgery early tomorrow morning. Ginger comes back home Saturday evening...

    Read more →

    pivot point

    by  • September 7, 2006 • 5 Comments

    This is not a week like any other week. Yesterday, Ginger flew to Birmingham to be with her mother who had a heart catherization today. When we found out about the procedure last week, Ginger called her mother’s doctor to ask what was going on. The physician’s assistant was compassionate and careful in her...

    Read more →

    what the stone said

    by  • September 6, 2006 • 1 Comment

    As I drove around running errands today, I met someone I did not know before: I. F. Stone. Though he died a few years back, he was the topic of Talk of the Nation with his biographer, Myra McPherson. Though the facts of his life are interesting, what made me wish I had known...

    Read more →

    do you want fries with that?

    by  • September 5, 2006 • 5 Comments

    My new schedule at the restaurant means I work forty hours in three and a half days: Monday I work twelve, Wednesday I work six, and then eleven each on Friday and Saturday. The long day on Monday makes it a challenge to write Sunday through Thursday, which is my goal. But here I...

    Read more →

    flat tires and tamales

    by  • September 4, 2006 • 3 Comments

    I drove to church in the rain this morning. Somehow the weather reads the calendar: as soon as September comes there is a marked change. Of course, this year even August cooled off, but we have always been able to count on Labor Day Weekend giving us tangible proof of the end of summer...

    Read more →

    rubber road to nowhere

    by  • August 31, 2006 • 5 Comments

    Today marks a week since I joined the gym. When it comes to exercise, I can think of at least fourteen other things I would rather do than walk or run or do sit-ups. But I am about three and a half months away from my completing my fiftieth year on the planet and...

    Read more →

    shopping carts and skinned knees

    by  • August 31, 2006 • 3 Comments

    Wednesday is my early release day at work, which means I got to listen to All Things Considered on the way home rather than listening to the Red Sox lose another game on their West Coast slide. They were just beginning a story on Grocery Cart TV. Seriously. Wal Mart (of course) and a...

    Read more →

    going bananas

    by  • August 30, 2006 • 4 Comments

    I came up to write this evening without much on my mind. Today has been another cool, rainy, and gray day (in August!) and I felt on the inside much like the weather felt on the inside. So I began clicking on some of the news links in the sidebar to see if I...

    Read more →

    back from black

    by  • August 29, 2006 • 6 Comments

    Thanks for the feedback. I didn’t see the kindler, gentler version of this template when I was switching things around. Hope this makes things a little easier on the eyes. Peace,Milton

    Read more →

    some dreams

    by  • August 28, 2006 • 1 Comment

    Ginger and I spent the afternoon at the Marshfield Fair yesterday. For over a hundred and fifty years, Marshfield has been the town on the South Shore that hosts a fair with everything from lambs to lionhead bunnies and ferris wheels to fried dough. Something about the fair makes me hungry. My afternoon could...

    Read more →