Don’t Judge Me

OK. Maybe you wouldn’t have done it, but I did. I really don’t need to be judged by you for it. Yes, I have been to see Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, and David Cassidy in concert. And, no, not all at the same time.   I’ve seen America, the Beach Boys, Dan Fogelberg, and James Taylor. I’ve seen the Judd’s, Juice Newton, and even Air … Continue reading Don’t Judge Me

An Imaginary Gunman

My arms chugged back and forth, back and forth on the elliptical as sweat trickled down my face. A girl in front of me on the treadmill wore knee-length grey spandex pants and a corral-colored tee. Her hair was pulled up tight with a lime green scrunchie. Her pony tail bounced up and down as she walked. I was watching something violent on the TV, as … Continue reading An Imaginary Gunman

John’s Birthday

Because today is a special day, sending birthday wishes simply won’t do, So I’m sending you a day when all of your dreams come true, And a year that means the most to you!* My mother gave me a gentle directive, “You will go and you will enjoy it.”  I was six.  John was in my class.  He’d invited all Miss McDonald’s first grade students to his … Continue reading John’s Birthday