Empathy is a strange and illusive creature. It's not something everyone is born with, Sometimes we learn it the hard way. Pain is a good teacher. Empathy is not sympathy. We don't want you to feel bad for us, we just want you to feel us. In turn, we will feel you. Empathy … Continue reading Empathy
Sky blue pink clouds. Baby powder on the floor. Naked bodies. Loud television from the next room. Someone is missing the 6 of clubs from their deck. This is my morning. It sounds far more exciting than it really is.
The philosophers have it wrong. Distance is not what makes the heart grow fonder. It's the special times you get to be together. Which is probably what they meant. It just sounds cooler the other way.
Most of the time there are songs playing in my head, not the "ear bugs", the song you hear over and over and can't get out of your head, that's a whole different topic. I mean songs that relate to a situation. When people talk or post of social media or when I see situations … Continue reading If I were brave
Corn on the cob. Basically carbs and sugar. So candy on a stick disguised as a vegetable. Well played Mother Nature. Well played.
Me: "Ya know Leo, if you had thumbs you could help me carry this stuff and life would be much easier." Leo: Wags tail. which is pretty much his response to everything. *sigh*
What took me away from you? It was a long, hot summer in the seventies. We sat in the common, we sat in our cars on Maine Street, we rode to abandoned gravel pits and back roads. We went to concerts, we hitch hiked because we could. We laughed and cried and smoked and drank. … Continue reading Old Friends/ new old friends
Today I meet you again after forty years. You … Continue reading Then and now
Whoever invented the spring loaded clothes pin is a hero. I do wonder though, was it the same person that invented the mouse trap? Their spring systems are very similar.
87 year old male patient: (with deep southern accent) "I aint wearing any underwear, I didn't figure I needed them" Me: "Umm, ok sir can I see your arm please?" I wasn't sure how I was supposed to respond. And: "Are you fasting?" … Continue reading Lab conversations