Creative Memoir

Thoughts on Turning 50


I woke up this morning and found myself 50 years old. It is a significant moment, a momentous occasion, a milestone worthy of celebration and revelry. Except that it isn’t. You see I don’t feel any different than I ever have. Oh sure I’m a bit rounder, significantly more grey, [...]

Thoughts on Turning 502019-04-27T08:25:22-06:00

Saying Goodbye in Paradise (Or Waiting for the Hurricane)


I’m not sure if this is going to work. Or if it will make any sense let alone be entertaining to read. I guess you can call this an experiment. I am going to write about some recent events in my life unplanned, just off the cuff and see where [...]

Saying Goodbye in Paradise (Or Waiting for the Hurricane)2018-09-03T11:43:51-06:00

Memory Cheats


The past is not romantic. It is not an adventure. It is not a drama. It is neither a comedy nor tragedy. It is not a movie. It is not any of these things. But memory cheats. Memory will take fragments of events, disjointed and vague and merge them with hints [...]

Memory Cheats2018-04-30T09:31:00-06:00

I Remember Magic


I am driving home from work in the rain. The traffic is heavy and I am upset. Not at anything in particular, just a strange combination of angry-sad, non-focused malaise. I have a feeling of something wrong, there is something missing. And the rain is coming down and I can’t [...]

I Remember Magic2018-04-13T15:22:46-06:00
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