Monthly Archives: May 2014

Storytellers Tell Stories

It’s a simple truth: storytellers tell stories.  However, storytellers sometimes forget that they’re not supposed to tell some of the stories they’ve been told.  Other times they may or may not have had an adult beverage then completely lose sight of the fact that they need to change (or omit) some names they’ve been told, to protect the infamous.  Insolent.  I mean, innocent. [Or, maybe all of the above.] I am a Storyteller.  And I will not, for one second, […]

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Look at all the lonely people.

Eleanor Rigby — a rather jaunty little tune about loneliness that questions where the lonely people come from and where they all belong.  Growing up and listening to the song, my heart was confused.  The melody gave rise to my spirits while the words made me terribly sad.  It was a weird emotion for a little kid to have to go through.  I’d sit with the image of poor Miss Rigby, all dressed and waiting for someone who never showed […]

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Winding Roads.

I have always been a fan of the quirky brain that zigs where others might zag and my son’s language processing disorder, due to autism, has often made for wonderful, entertaining and thought-provoking conversations that go right when you thought they’d go left and visa versa – making for a very fun ride as we wind our way down the road of life. On a recent trip to Universal Studios with my grown daughter, my teenaged son (we shall call […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Seventeen

No one brings me flowers.  It finally occurred to Jeri, a small extent of the pain that poor Ezra was in and why he was so drawn to Andy and, in some small way, her, too.  She wondered, how long had he been interred at the cemetery with no marker, no relations and no one to remember him?  It had always seemed sad to Jeri that so many occupants of cemeteries were ultimately abandoned and forgotten due to families moving […]

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