Category Archives: Memories

My Close Relationship with Melody and Rhythm

From the time I can remember, music has been around me. My young parents were music fans who had a radio on most of the time. My youngest formative years were spent with Elvis, Hank Sr. and Patsy Cline. By … Continue reading

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Reminiscence Bump

I remember days when I was fifteen or sixteen years old that occupy more memory space than some entire years of my adult life. There are teenage first experiences that I recall as vividly as if they happened two days … Continue reading

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Pieces of the Past

For the most part I am a strong man. I can keep going through just about anything, but just because I don’t stop does not mean I am not in pain. Many people mistake that ability to keep moving forward … Continue reading

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Quit Thinking About It…

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich Nietzsche In my 20’s and 30’s the cover phrase for forgetfulness was “I must be getting old”. By the … Continue reading

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Great Wealth of Life

Grab  your imagination hat and put on your best fantasy shoes. Dress up in daydreams and set your mind on make-believe. Then come along with me in a delicate journey of words arranged to inspire. I wandered lonely as a … Continue reading

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Not Just For Now, But For Always

“The man of my dreams has almost faded now. The one I have created in my mind. The sort of man each woman dreams of, in the deepest and most secret reaches of her heart. I can almost see him … Continue reading

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How Far I Have Come

The Holiday Season this year has me remembering my childhood. The older I get the more good I remember and the more not so good I seem to forget. Once upon a time I spent two Christmases with my Mother … Continue reading

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Thinking There Is One More Stair

A dear friend, Jan, died in a car accident over five years ago. I still have not had the heart to move the photos I have of her and her husband into an archive. Without the ability to explain it, … Continue reading

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Regret Has Lived Long Enough

Very few memories of when I was a toddler stuck, however, there is one that has remained constant since the fall after my second birthday. Mom, Dad and I were visiting my Grandfather (my father’s father) way down in the … Continue reading

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Five and Five

Remembering how good early childhood was brings fond memories. While there was much chaos and heartache to come, those were peaceful times that preceded. Birth to seven years old is recalled as a carefree and happy time. My mind and spirit were not … Continue reading

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