Non-fiction

Did Satan Issue a Roll-Call of the Scottish Dead Before Flodden?

The substantial quote below is from Robert Pitscottie's History and it relates how, a short time before the slaughter of the Battle of Flodden, a...

Tavern Life

"S M I T T Y ' S" Like most ethnic neighborhoods, there are a few watering holes, in South Buffalo, that act as front-line positions, in the...
Cherry

Et tu, soror?

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Grudges are an entirely absurd and unsustainable form of emotional sustenance - if you'll pardon the words I used there and will use henceforth,...

Someone's Son Epilogue

EPILOGUE Time has a way of healing all things . I read that somewhere. Where? I don't know. It's now been a few months since my dad left. My mom has...

Happy Anniversary

I was married to Philip 52 years ago today, but those people in the picture aren't us, but they are Mr and Mrs. J Day, as we were.(Philip's first...
Cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 9)

Andrew has cracked a tooth. I'm not surprised at this, as his teeth resemble a derelict graveyard. However, he's battling on without the Nurofen I...
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Unlikely Conversations with an Ordinary Man

The first time I met Jimbo was not particularly memorable. He was just a middle aged man with a close cropped salt and pepper beard and a dirty...
Cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 8)

Well, my resolution not to help Andrew didn't last very long: about 24 hours I should think. He texted me - "are you not talking to me now?" and I...

April in Paris 1990 - part 4 -Sunday

The registrationprocedure was quite simple We just had to pick up our name tags atthe door - and then go upstairs to the desk and pick up the...

Anyway

Anyway, I think love is not caring about someone hurting you