Sixty is the New Forty Says the Aging Writer

I’ll be sixty in a week. There I said it! And I can throw myself a pity party if I want to! There’s a lot written about the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of it all. To that end, I’ve chosen to write specifically about the two goals I’ve set that I must accomplish inContinue reading “Sixty is the New Forty Says the Aging Writer”

The Glass Castle Shatters My World

As the credits for The Glass Castle rolled, so did my tears. Once in the lobby, I excused myself and entered into a bathroom stall where I bawled my eyes out. Watching the The Glass Castle felt as if a scab was being ripped off as my tears flowed into the toilet (the loo isContinue reading “The Glass Castle Shatters My World”

METAL GODS

At the center of the current chaos is a statue memorializing Robert E. Lee. It depicts the Confederacy’s top general, larger than life, astride a horse, both green with oxidation. In addition to many of Lee’s atrocities, soldiers under his command at the Battle of the Crater in 1864 massacred black Union soldiers who tried toContinue reading “METAL GODS”