Posts made in October, 2015

My Wobbly Bicycle, 106

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Archive | 8 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 106

In the summer we live in a cottage. Not the ancient big cottage but the slightly newer little guest cottage. In the winter, we live in a palace. In our cottage, we’re snuggled down under the trees, walls drawn around us as if we were muskrats, or voles, or the tiny mice who sometimes share our space. They pull in fragments of cotton, of paper, of leaves to make their safe and warm nests. In our cottage we have one of everything: a bathroom, a bedroom, a tiny living room, a kitchen. We are living as if we were camping, necessities gathered to us. [Wobbly Bicycle included]. We curl into the...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 105

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Archive | 2 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 105

Wally the Buddha cat has taken a break from dispensing bits of wisdom. He would rather sleep. But he did say this, that it’s best to stay directly underfoot when food is being dispensed, even when it’s people-food. You never know. Basically, that’s his philosophy—you never know. There was my father, 97, in Missouri, at death’s door, having his leg amputated, all drugged up and lying there helplessly collecting bed sores. Then we moved him here, to, verily, the land of milk and honey. He is in a facility that looks after him with great care and flawless professionalism. He has a tiny...

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