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Welcome to my small corner of the Bubble. If bubbles can have corners.

About me; Ecstatically married to the great love of my life, dad to amazing twin daughters, working for the better part of two decades in a career about which I am less than enthusiastic. Relatively normal.

I enjoy photography. Thanks to digital I can take hundreds of shots. Every now and then one turns out and gives the false impression that I know what I am doing.

I love to write. Writing is my safety valve. When the pressure guage goes into the red zone, I can sit down and release some ink to get back to a safe level. I never know when I sit down, what will appear on the page. I love words, how they connect and interact with each other. Sometimes they soothe and sometimes they grind and chafe. But, the grit is where the pearls form. I love art in all its incarnations. Most of all I love honesty. I came to the Bubble as much to read as to write and I have found here, a treasure trove of brilliant writers, poets and artists and such honesty in their work. Marianne Moore asked of poets, to create “imaginary gardens, with real toads in them” I have seen them here. Please feel free to comment on and constructively criticize any of my work. I will be most happy to return the favour.

  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Dear Family and Friends, / 2013 has been a year of growth and change for our family, our faith and our world. / Lucy turned fifty and celebrated with a “chick trip” to London, UK. No boys allowed. “Remember”, I told her, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. What happens in London, stays in…the tabloids.” / Determined not to act her a…
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Christmas Letter 2012

Season’s Greetings 2012 / Hello dear family and friends, / Well, here it is, 2012 and the world hasn’t ended. I know, we have a few days yet to go but, I’m fairly confident along with NASA, SETI, scientists of the Canadian and U.S. Geological Surveys, and mildly obsessive watchers of meteors, asteroids and near-earth objects, that nothing catastrophic is going to befall us in the next two weeks.…
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Christmas Letter 2011

Christmas 2011 / Hello Dear family and friends. Here we are once again at the end of another trip around the sun. Two thousand and eleven years after the birth of Jesus and 2012 fast approaching. Yes, the festive season is at our door. / Ah, Christmas, that magical time of the year when we all, young and old, suspend our disbelief. A time when we know that reindeer can fly; that a fat man car…
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The Christmas Letter 2010

Season’s Greetings 2010 / Dear family and friends, / We hope this holiday season finds you all happy and healthy. / Things are well with us. Lucy and Chris are still in practice together in the same location. I have changed positions several times within corrections and my latest post is in Administrative Segregation. These are the bad guys who can’t play well with other bad guys…
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