Monday, December 17, 2012

He couldn't concentrate on what he ought to have been doing; concentration flushed.

Monday, November 08, 2010

The pull of procrastination was full and hard; he gripped against it, palms and fingers rubbed raw from the tugging.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

He wished he could have the sense of mystery of a young child, fresh in view.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

At the most inopportune moments possible, he thought of her, an image floating in his mind's eye.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

He imagined that a life full of such spitefulness could only lead to heartache and turmoil and moments of emotion existing as mere schadenfreude, the pleasure increasing at the misfortunes brought on by spite and hatred.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

He could see that his place in the here and now was nothing more than a spot on the continuum, each day rolling into the next like a snowball rolling down a steep incline, picking up speed and snow as it turns ever faster, the valley calling loudly.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

He could close his eyes and smell her scent just on the edge of the wave tossed air gusting off the bay; but it was a mirage, as he knew she was miles away, another river holding her heart.

Monday, October 25, 2010

He felt a yearning, one that had not so much creeped into his psyche as ambushed it in a daring and blazing daylight attack, and he ached for the yearn back.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The wind was finally cool and moist and felt like a winter was reaching out to touch more than flesh.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

He was certain the future held a joy yet unseen; it beckoned.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

He was wrapped in the stillness of the autumn morning, an envelope of peace around him intruded by thoughts of mortality.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Sweetie," she said, and he felt complete and special, one among many, a soul not lost.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We must be thankful, always, for that which we have been given, a life along a river, a life bountiful and full.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Met by autumn stillness, he stepped into the sunlight, cloudless blue skies overhead and a dance of tiny ribbons on the river's surface.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

He felt light, like warm air rising in the cool autumn chill, reminded of what was, what might have been, what will be; he could touch the sun, a burning orb nestled above the clouds.

Monday, October 04, 2010

A glance across to the windswept white foam, and he realized he'd taken the path of least resistance, one step and one day at time.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The river cuts us off; a lazy ribbon too deep and wide to cross keeps us from setting foot in the promised land.

Monday, September 27, 2010

There's nothing for me but the rain.
And suddenly it was over, a final breath taken and the spirit lifted; he wished for hope and realized the fate which would meet us all.

Monday, September 13, 2010

He realized the river was never the same moment to moment and day to day, and he realized crisis gave birth to opportunity; these thoughts gave him unquenching hope for the future, a hope he dreamed would be fulfilled in some way yet unkown.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The hint of autumn came off the river; he yearned brisk air, thick quilts, and a warm woman to hold.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

There was a taste in the air, the taste of crisp humidity tinged with autumn's early bite.

Monday, September 06, 2010

When she calls me "sweetie," my breath jumps and my body inhales sharply.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Earl, having decided not to deliver on promises made, skirted past our piece of paradise, leaving us only slightly wet and very happy.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Late at night, when the house was silent but for the sound of the air coming through the vents, he'd wonder how the past had led him to where he was.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The 500th post, and he'd been just then ready to just walk away.
He suddenly saw what his youth would have been like had the Internet existed then; it scared him, frankly.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Certain of nothing, he faced the eastern sky, wide and tall.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Somewhat self-imposed, the hiatus away from the Internet has reminded him that the world was not just bits and bytes with light and dark on the screen; he wanted to swing a hammer and not be tied to a keyboard.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The water, still and silent, reflects the winter sky; boats rest quietly at anchor.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The dark sky was alive with the sparkle of white lights outlining the distant horizon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

He felt overcome and powerless when he couldn't find his keys and access passes for work; without them, he was no one.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday evening and he felt the world of possibilities laid out in the week at his feet; Friday might find him beaten down, but from Sunday's vantage, hope and optimism formed the horizon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

When he didn't try to think, he found that life ran more than smooth, a ribbon stretching into the unseen distance.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In a world of quiet desperation, each of us goes through life a stranger to family and neighbors, a passage of time unmarked by celebration.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

He felt as if would live forever, decades like months, life spinning toward him.

Monday, October 13, 2008

He found himself staying up later and later, his body aching and requesting slumber under the night sky.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

He knew the hours of darkness would lull him to a sense of security and peace.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Home was comfortable, a welcome place or respite in the midst of turmoil and winds.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

He seemed to thrive and yet he felt empty inside, a sense of purpose lost like a leaf on the breeze, browned and brittled and blow along the alley, unseen and unnoticed in the grander schema.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The evening no longer held the same appeal as it did two or three decades before; he felt the night in his legs earlier and earlier with each passing year.

Friday, September 26, 2008

He slept with the window open, autumn rain providing the music for slumber.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The night sounds drifted through the open window, and he realized that autumn was upon him, a cool, cricket-filled darkness encompassing all beyond the glass.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

He was pretty certain that things were always more complicated than they appeared from a distance.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

He would drift back, his eyes closed, to moments not forgotten, a yearning welling like a moving storm, wind tight against him.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

He watched the water shimmer in the morning light and felt the soft touch of life upon his cheek.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Wonderful world
Originally uploaded by Tin Green
He was awestruck that time went forever and he was but a fleck of dust, a flicker not even caught in the sun's light.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Like water flowing over the lip of a sink, he spun down and and away, following the path of perfection laid out in front of him.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

He thought, for sure, the world is a wondrous place that can't be matched in any imagination.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Full of anticipation, he looked forward, the future not muddled with the clouds of what could be, but clear with what would be, a time of his own making.

Monday, June 16, 2008

It was a wonder, and yet he never once thought about it; it made him feel young.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


Akenham
Originally uploaded by Simon_K
Nothing but a numbness, spreading, that made him aware, the colors washing over them in the light of the setting sun, orange bursting from across the way.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


reeds
Originally uploaded by buzzhayes
With trembling hands, he parted the long stems, curious at what he'd see, but also filled with fear and wondering.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Overwhelmed, he thought of the possibility of an unlimited number of worlds, each created from a moment of decision made in haste.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Lavender Sunset Surprise
Originally uploaded by Fort Photo
While the smell of the Chesapeake tickled his nose, he wished for prairie and the scent of the heartland.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

He was amazed how money slipped so quickly from his grasp.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Remind me," he said, "why things aren't the way they were supposed to be?"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

While wanting all voices to be heard, he knew that some voices would drown out the others.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Trapped, he saw the world spin, a flurry of light and dark and muted colors.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

He'd been bit by too many parents who'd thought their own children were perfect.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

He was certain parent/teacher conferences were not the preferred method for sobering up.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The slips of paper dropped from his hand as he realized once again he had not won the lottery; he was thankful the stones were smooth.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

He thought about missed opportunities, realizing that every missed opportunity presented another for the taking.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Without thinking, he stepped off the curb and into the swirl of traffic, a river of metal and humanity moving without pause.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

He knew life was calling to him; the churn of the world was in the way, silencing the call.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Green path to white
Originally uploaded by Pakueye
The path before him cut straight and narrow, a whispered calling in a land of plenty.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Oil Reserves in Doubt
Originally uploaded by Michael P. Whelan
He wasn't certain, but he thought perhaps this was the time to just slide on home.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Leaving the day
Originally uploaded by Pakueye
The waters of the river lead to the world; he felt a sense of connectedness under the darkening sky.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


nuvole nere all'alba
Originally uploaded by ascaro41
No dream, he knew paradise was where he was, no matter where he was; now, if he could just accept this.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


hell on earth III
Originally uploaded by sanabria
He remembered that in nearly every case, he had something to be thankful for, and he had a realization things could be much worse.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Suffering through a Friday afternoon with the knowledge that as each minute slips past, it will never be recovered.

IMG_4752.jpg
Originally uploaded by ijustine
He was pretty certain that Twitter was taking all his best lines.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Beauty At The Water's Edge
Originally uploaded by Steve Rosset
He was looking to the future and saw only still water and bright lights, a mirage twice over.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Maserati 2
Originally uploaded by jalopnik
He wasn't certain what was actually for sale...

Friday, January 11, 2008


Jan. 10. 2008
Originally uploaded by TedSher
He knew his own mild winter was merely either luck or a figment of his imagination.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


shwaaaa
Originally uploaded by .kalil
Never content, when he stepped outside into the blustery wind off the water, he wished for warmer weather, all while remembering in the heat of August he'd prayed for winter.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Overhead
Originally uploaded by konaboy
With the new year roaring and tumbling over him, he knew that the spinning was beyond control; he could only ride and hope for the best.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


We three...
Originally uploaded by Miss Aniela
He saw the three; he was entranced; he knew it was Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2007

He'd lost a day, but still he was certain the task would be completed.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Undisclosed Location
Originally uploaded by williskewl
Undisturbed at an undisclosed location, his thoughts were on finishing, not starting.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

As he aged, he knew the days disappeared faster, each rising sun merely the calling to dusk.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


P2270005
Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse
No matter he didn't try, he kept adding to the Earth's ever-burgeoning population.

Friday, November 23, 2007


jubi and flo
Originally uploaded by crazymoflo
Desperate for remembering, he sought the words, words washed with the scent of nectar and the taste of mint.

Friday, October 26, 2007


that golden light...
Originally uploaded by Paula Anddrade
Summer holds on, but autumn waits, willing the heat to move south.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Business Graph
Originally uploaded by Mint Software
He was sure that the bubble was nearly played out, and he remembered the adage that "what goes up, must come down."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007


D r e a m y
Originally uploaded by imapix
Autumn was marching southward, colors spreading blanket-like over the undulating land.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The night was wet with humidity and heat; he felt oppressed by dark.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007


Silver Wings
Originally uploaded by Coast Guard BM
The night sky beckoned him home, a temptation realized.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

His joints and bones told him that Autumn was only days away; he looked forward to the bite and to the colors.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


spin
Originally uploaded by ososment
Nearly thirty years ago it was when he told me, "You really don't want to know what you did last night."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Coast Guard House
Originally uploaded by matching1223
He longed for a quiet place to relax without the tempest of life to suck him into the marrow of activity.