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Day’s not over yet

Day’s not over yet
Mona Djibouti and Mike MKE On the first leg Mike was the third out of three. He was all about his maladies. It’s tough to get people to move away from their most prized stories even when they hurt. I simply gave him space to speak. On a later ride alone, Mona still showed hope for the American Dream. Eighteen years here from East Africa and [...]

Mouth and Mind

Mouth and Mind
I recently met a gal that works for: ( insert BIG NAME SOUP COMPANY HERE ).   I asked her if she had heard of the recent FDA ruling allowing for the offshore (ostensibly Chinese) processing of chickens meant to be returned into the USA food chain. I asked her if she might imagine where such meat might be injected, umm, reintroduced, int [...]

This Week of Shuttle Peeps

This Week of Shuttle Peeps
This week was amazing. I knew it by Tuesday when I remembered the recovering attorney-turned distiller after our first and only meeting two and a half years ago. He was surprised that I remembered him. Me too, a little. The week starting … Monday – August 26th Working sculptor Don, recent award winner. We talked about creative pro [...]

Poems for the Driver

Poems for the Driver
Actually Peter called them limericks, but he, his wife and I had all identified as poets shortly after we first met. That day their car was going in to the body shop for three days. I asked them if they had enough food and movies at their house. “Food and books.” Judy corrected. “Absolutely.” I added. There was a tiny [...]

Walk in Beauty

Walk in Beauty
Walk in Beauty My first two customers this morning were women. An older and a younger. I’m pretty sure they didn’t know each other. We started out on our way and pretty soon I was surprised myself by asking the following question: “When was the last time you felt beautiful?”  They giggled. I continued. “I’m sorry. Not the beautif [...]

Drive Time 2 – Homeward Bound

Drive Time 2 – Homeward Bound
With more “real people” stories and a little hint at what the driver thinks about on his return trips, Drive Time 2 – Homeward Bound is now available in print and Kindle at Amazon. I will have hard copies for local friends by 10/28/15 and the title should be in the Milwaukee County Library System by mid-November. amazon.com/ [...]

Festival of Spring

Festival of Spring
I’d walked in to the waiting room having looked at her name. I called for her and she stood. Thayaparani is going to the Hindu Temple for Holi, the Festival of Colors, the Festival of Spring, this weekend. It is laughing, tickling, splashing and throwing colored paint on one another. What fun. In some places it’s more inclusive. Not just for [...]

It whispers. So listen.

It whispers. So listen.
Cliff drove in. Got out. He handed me his recall papers. There was not a single advisor on the service drive. I told him someone would be right with him. I noticed a teal decal on his rear window. It read: It whispers. So listen. I asked him about it and he told me to check out the fine print. OvarianCancer.org. The advisor Joe came out from [...]

Urban Ecology Center CSA’s in M...

Urban Ecology Center CSA’s in March 2015
So I meet Jeff again today, the marketing director for the urban ecology center. He was just here a week ago and is back so soon because his part is finally delivered. I get to take him back to work.  Off we go … “I recently met a gal who said she volunteers with you. I suppose you have lots of volunteers.” I said. “Well, we have several thou [...]

Health Day: personal and environmenta...

Health Day: personal and environmental
Wednesday, 18 February   I’m met Terry this morning. He was a medical practitioner in the Air Force in the 70’s,  got out and went to school to become a Physicians Assistant. He’s been in the healthcare system ever since seeing patients as well as on the administration side. I discovered that a physician’s assistant and a nurse practit [...]