Every other Thursday

old office reception chairs

There wasn’t enough space in the garage for the old waiting room chairs, so Eugene left them out front, the bucket seats filling up with dirty rainwater that poured off the tarpaper roof. He remembered always sitting in a yellow chair while he waited at Dr. Wilford’s for one of his therapy sessions. After Dr. […]

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Personal prison

Locked in a prison of my own making. Iron and stone bind me, confine me. Mortared by fear and doubt, Bars and locks forged in misery. Serving my sentence in solitude, Believing I must shield those I love From the pain of quilt by association. I can never be someone to be proud of? Stigma […]

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Armed for battle

under highway bridge

I mentioned to some friends that lately I’ve been feeling out of sorts, and thought maybe my thyroid levels were off. I have Hashimoto’s which means that little butterfly shaped gland in my neck is a slacker, and doesn’t work so well. My regular physicians moved, so I was meeting a new doctor on Tuesday […]

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Preying mantis

praying mantis

Gullible people Food for praying mantis Eating their liver With fava beans and a nice Chianti, while off their meds *Praying mantis eat their prey while it’s alive; fava beans, liver, and red wine are listed as verboten foods for people taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. The combination is potentially fatal. Anyone who is prescribed MAOIs […]

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Picture perfect

iron doors of old jail

There were days when Dr. George Gleason wondered who was really running the asylum – the doctors or the inmates. Then there were days like this, when he knew it was the patients’ families who were in charge. The man sitting across the desk from him looked like the typical corporate executive. He wore a […]

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Woolgathering

lamb lying in the grass

Elder statesman Rep. Eugene Warrick, attending a recent function at Sheffield Manor, a local nursing home facility, was mistaken for a resident, and was detained there for two days before administrators positively identify him, and allowed him to leave. The 83-year-old Warrick, a half-century veteran legislator serving the 67th District, was the scheduled special guest […]

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