Category Archives: Essays

A Few Weeks Before Christmas

  A Few Weeks Before Christmas Last night, late, when the house was quiet and the only sound was the late-autumn wind whipping the skeletons of the forgotten lifeless trees, I watched the flame of a single candle flicker and thought about what Christmas meant to me. I looked out the window and saw a winter scene painted… Read More »

My Special Thanksgiving

My Special Thanksgiving When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of myself as a boy, watching the Thanksgiving parade on television, my mom busy in the kitchen preparing our Thanksgiving dinner, and the feeling of love all around. I remember gray, cold, and cloudy days and the steamy windows that cooking made. And I remember Thanksgiving snowflakes in… Read More »

On November

    On November Here, in November, all things that grow upon the Earth choke on the cold, wet air and die unceremoniously in masses of brown death. Each November brings a pestilence of darkness. The sun goes to bed early and sleeps late every morning. The cold, nearly-frozen rain taunts the landscape but stays just on the… Read More »

On Friendship and Breakfast: Remembering My Best Friend

    On Friendship and Breakfast: Remembering My Best Friend Preface: My best friend died three years ago on November 10, 2020. I wrote an essay on the morning of November 11, 2020, in tribute to him. Three years later, I still find it hard to believe he’s gone. Today, in remembrance of his passing, and in his… Read More »

The Beatles: Now and Then

  The Beatles: Now and Then Today, November 2, 2023, The Beatles, or at least the surviving two, are going to release what will be the last Beatles song.   It’s difficult for me to comprehend that The Beatles have been with us for over 60 years now. They’ve been a part of my life for most of my… Read More »