“Learning to Drive”

I was reminiscing with friends about our first driving experiences, and I think mine were pretty unique. My dad was a mechanic and owned a gas station, and I started working there when I was in 5th grade.  One of our vehicles was a wrecker that we used to tow cars into the shop. It […]

“Talking to God”

I’ve been struggling with a personal problem and decided to do something I hadn’t done in quite awhile; I thought I’d pray on it. So that night I got comfortable in bed, and said, “God, it’s me Larry.” And this deep wonderful voice said, “Hi, Larry. This is God.” I was, to say the least, […]

“Jaylie’s Laws”

I’m 71 years old and I just got a life coach.  Her name is Jaylie; she’s 10 years old, and she’s my granddaughter. I had several other choices.  My daughter is a psychologist, school counselor and loves to tell me what to do anyway, and I have two nephews who have their doctorate degree in […]

“The Real Diet Plan”

There are thousands of books about dieting, all claiming that their special method is the safe, easy way to lose weight quickly, so I’ve decided to jump into the fray and publish my own special diet. I have several names for my diet, so pick the one you like best: Here’s the fact, Jack, Diet […]

OMG – I Have a Web Site

I was browsing through web sites, taking a break from Free Cell, when I stumbled across a web site with my name on it, and it suddenly occurred to me that I have a blog; actually I have two blogs, and I’m supposed to be writing on them. This came as a huge reality to […]

“Live Life Backwards”

On a brisk October night with the moon near full, Life kissed me after many years; all I felt was chapped lips and bitter breath. Is life the everchanging or am I – maybe both. There was a time when emotion tugged daily at my sleeve. I smelled liliac bushes in the morning and fresh […]

“Life’s Hard Sometimes”

Life’s hard sometimes. I’m an optimist.  I always see the glass as half full, and I think that good will overcome evil, and that my team can make a fourth quarter comeback in spite of having to go with their third team quarterback.  I’m old, bald, and overweight and I still think I’ll get the […]


We climbed the tar papered huts that were joined together like railway cars, and scampered across the curved roofs from one side to the other of the stockyards on moonlit summer nights in our small town. Laying, looking at the lazy stars, plotting destinies far beyond the edge of all we knew. On Cooper’s vacant […]

“Kismet and Karma”

Kismet and Karma those twins of fate; are the fickle part of God’s plan. I believe in them. I don’t know your last name, nor where you live or work nor will I search you out, but I believe in Kismet and Karma. I think a confluence of forces will bring us together I think […]

“Journals of Students”

Yeah, I graded them. I read all the writing, the pain, anguish hopes dreams jokes fears The emotions and feelings screamed from the page and I ……….. I simply counted all the damn lines and graded them like some heartless shark who has to eat and has no mind of mercy. But I feel it. […]