Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sweetness at the Center of the Pie

It had been a particularly grueling day, filled with the strife of living. The last place I wanted to be was in an apron, serving others. But, not bringing a paycheck home wasn’t going to make things better. So, wearing shoes and a plastered on smile that were equally worn out, I started to work my way around the diner’s tables. It was all I could do to be pleasant to the woman with the crying baby. I tried desperately […]

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Pardon me!…

If you step on my toes and hurt me (and I wasn’t exactly in your way)… do I owe YOU an apology? Historically speaking, I always have — because once upon a time that’s how I was wired. A lifetime of not wanting to be a dust speck in anybody’s eye, I have always had a tendency to manically bob & weave to avoid causing any kind of fuss or confrontation. Saying “Sorry” preemptively somehow seemed to help with that. […]

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Team YOU.

I’m not sure if it happens to everyone, but I am at a point in my life where I’ve decided I need to cut some people from my “team.” We all have people in our lives that make our “team” and I think we’ve allowed some players to participate along the way who are not up to snuff. Growing up, I often heard the phrase “Life is a rat race.” It was often followed by, “…and the rats are winning.” […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Eight

It would soon be past the window of opportunity for Andy’s lunch time and Jeri was nervous about what might happen if she didn’t get some sustenance on a plate, onto a fork and into his gullet tout de suite, so they popped into the closest restaurant. It was enough for her to know how cranky she got when her own blood sugar was low and she was in no hurry to discover whether or not it was genetic. As […]

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