Mr. A-Z

Tonight I went to a somewhat ‘secret’ show at Java Joe’s. I got a text on Monday that said Jason would be playing on Wednesday with a number to contact to Venmo some money. On Tuesday, I thought, “What the hell?” And contacted the person to ask if tickets were still available. She promptly replied…

A song moment

“…and tomorrow’s bound to be a better day and I’ll start over, and I’ll find my way yeah, yeah, it’s good to be alive I’m still feeling kinda sad, yeah but it’s good to be alive” – Cathryn Beeks Good to Be It happened on my way home from work. This song came up on…

NPM – 21 of 30

Searching the Sky flying west toward the coast toward home golden horizon beckons promising nothing I’m familiar with what awaits quiet, unspoken thoughts about the trajectory of my life falling into bed, returning to work spouting canned pleasantries about my trip we hurtle through the sky at death-defying speeds through unimaginable cold in relative comfort…

Vacation – day 8: Methil => Kirkcaldy => Aberdour => Edinburgh

We were happy to leave Methil. I didn’t sleep much, though my sleep was okay during its 5 hours. And, weirdly, my sleep machine kind of broke in the morning. The button to turn it off stopped functioning, so I can still use it but I have to plug/unplug to turn it on/off. So that’s…

Vacation – day 6: Allandale => Glasgow

I woke up when I rolled off the twin bed and nearly crashed to the floor. It was around 8 am. Thinking back, I really can’t say how I didn’t knock my head on the side table. I was somehow able to wake up midair and think to put my foot down to stop myself…

NPM – 18 of 30

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day we woke him just before midnight glasses of champagne in hand ready to toast the new year and whatever remaining days or hours we have together with him we helped him sit up swung his legs off the side of the bed so he could join us in our bittersweet…

NPM – 7 of 30

This prompt was: write someone you love a proper heaven a proper heaven 1. for you, Jeffrey Joe, the sun shines all the time and falls perfectly across your table of course, there is music the guests who grace your kitchen are people whose music you’ve always played, Hoagy Carmichael, Nat King Cole, Hank Williams,…

the rest of the week

After the disappointment of Wednesday night, the rest of the weekend has been pretty good. On Thursday, out of nowhere, I decided to see a movie. Instead of a variety of Oscar-nominated films I could have chosen, I selected “Winchester” starring Helen Mirren. It’s about Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle company fortune and…

My Night with Janis Joplin

The dinner I had before the show was fabulous. . . . . . . . I had seen a version of this show, “A Night with Janis Joplin,” many years ago, but it was called “Love, Janis” after the book Janis’s sister, Laura, had written. I saw it in the small Lyceum Theatre, and…