Tag Archives: Mental Health

The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I don’t need to travel far to bear witness to human suffering. Out on the porch, I went down to the sidewalk to pick up a fallen tree branch. A young woman walking by asked to use my cigarette lighter. … Continue reading

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Underground Switchboard

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I Struggle for My Sanity

I struggle for my sanity on a daily basis.   My brother found some plastic cockroaches at a rummage sale. He put them on the kitchen sink as a sight-gag or fright-gag that’s good for about two seconds. They’re still … Continue reading

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The Hiatus

Among other things, my stint in the army was also a three-year hiatus from television. Three years is a very long time. A schoolmate rushed into marriage and left a young widow. (That’s why I broke up with a girl … Continue reading

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How to Reverse the Magnetic Polarity of Your Biological Cuckoo Clock

The author becomes inspired (lovely word, that). But at times that inspiration lasts only just long enough to develop a working title for an essay. Composition happens hour after hour within the meandering mind and may be so deep, complex … Continue reading

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We are but sojourners here

To journey means to travel from one place to another. But at one point in time your ancestors lived a purely pastoral existence. They lived in tents and pastured their flocks and herds. When the pasturage was depleted in one … Continue reading

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