3.27.18

Prompt: When have you experienced heaven on earth? Response:  In a large facility – a church, a stadium, or an open field--when everyone's gone, after an event.   The lights are still on, if the event was at night, but the space has emptied and  the maintenance crew hasn't yet brought out its barrels and brooms; and whatever …

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3.23.18

Prompt:  In what way are you selfish? "Can you pull in  there?" Karen asked, pointing toward the Pier One store half a block ahead.  "I want to return a lamp."   "You didn't say anything about a lamp earlier.  You said we'd have breakfast at Panera's, buy bird seed at Lowe's, pick up vegetables at …

3.21.18

Prompt:  What do you love doing that you wish you cold get paid for? "Are you off to work?" Karen asks as I fill my coffee cup. "I am.  I have a big day ahead of me." "Do you still love it as much as ever?" "More, I think.  I was more excited about yesterday's …

3.20.18

Prompt: what is the most important question? "Is the coffee fresh?" If the coffee is not fresh, what else can possibly go right the rest of the day – or the rest of a life? Coffee that has been sitting too long on the burner , like a life that lingers too long at one temperature, will …

2.19.18

Prompt:  what do you do, even when you do not feel like it? Even though it is increasingly technology-assisted, I find no pleasure or sense of mastery in brushing my teeth. When I have my teeth cleaned, the hygienist gives me a toothbrush which I should refuse, but it seems ungrateful; and, instead, I carry …

St. Patrick’s Day

Prompt:  Think about the various roles you play in your life.  If you had to give up all but one, which one would you keep? As I understand it (or misunderstand it), the universe is infinite and getting bigger, expanding in all directions at the same speed; in other words, from the coffee-shop table at which I …

2.16.18

Prompt: What road sign best reflects your life right now?   'nuff said