Twilight Zone marathons date back to 1980 on regional TV and the past few years—celebrating New Year’s Day—has resided with Syfy (a cable and satellite channel owned by NBCUniversal). Being a big fan of it (and Rod Serling), it’s usually on in my house when it airs (even though it’s also available on demand—without commercials—at […]
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November 10, 2016 There’s a scene in Neil Gaiman’s novel, Neverwhere whose poignancy resonates with me now, after the 2016 presidential election here in the United States. Two of the characters, ‘Richard’ and ‘Door’ have passed through the Angelus to meet with the angel Islington. Why they are there—the purpose of their journey, which involved seeking […]
Casual meals, breakfast or dinner, at the kitchen table with Amelia and Bonnie are always interesting. All my daughters have agile, bright, minds and the discussions with my two youngest often covers interesting topics or observations. And sometimes humorous moments. Yesterday, as they were eating, I mentioned that I had worked out the plotting for […]
I sang bits of it as I made some notes in my planner at the kitchen table with Alpha and Beta (my twins but not their real names), who were finishing their breakfast. “Dad, is this song a 10?” Alpha asked. Sipping my coffee, I nodded as I set my cup down. Now, it’s hard for a song (or anything) […]
Alpha and Beta were lining up our traditional seasonal movies that we like to watch together and got out the DVD. This movie is one of our family favorites in autumn, especially around Halloween (but it’s fun to watch anytime). Alpha and Beta have liked it since they were 8 or 9. They asked me when the movie was […]
“No problem,” I said. “Alpha, you’ll be on tambourine.” I described one to her. “And…,” I turned to Beta. “You are on cowbell.”
There are things we can control about ourselves and our lives. Often the things we choose not to accept… not to allow in our lives can shape and direct us more than the things we do accept. Sometimes we need to cut through the clutter and become very specific about something we need to not let happen.
I work from an office in my home so interruptions arise from time to time. Especially with my two youngest daughters (the twins I refer to as Alpha and Beta) who are very curious types. But that’s okay… they know the rules and when my door is open… they can come right in. If the […]
Beta still had a tense look as I replied to Alpha “That’s right. Sometimes we carry things, too long… far past when we should put them down and move on without them.” I looked at Beta and said,“That’s something to think about” and left it at that.