Category Archives: teens

The pendulum has swung

The pendulum has swung so hard to the left that I am now skipping around in the sunshine, hoping that it will not hit me in the back of the head anytime soon as I deliriously enjoy it’s latest bounty.   … Continue reading

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blogged out

I’m blogged out and rained out and sold out and I’m a hold out. Raining all weekend. Rain, rain, rain.  Rain in the forecast.  Can you hear it hitting the pavement outside in the dark?  Can you feel the dampness … Continue reading

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study, eat, delete

Rainy Sunday passes quickly.  Been sitting at the keyboard for most of the day so far, moving pictures around, deleting the dumb ones, pushing the old ones onto the external hard drive to make room for more…. Walk around the … Continue reading

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Leather-clad, purple-haired, top-hatted teen

The large fourteen-year old is a creature of habit, or something like that.  Three halloweens ago I bought him a long black leather jacket at a thrift store to top off his pirate costume.  It’s a woman’s coat (don’t tell him), … Continue reading

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meatloaf and mashed potatoes and moms

How can you be annoyed by a person who makes dinner for you and does dishes and tidies up little neglected corners of your home and convinces the teenager to apologize to his mad mother after he doesn’t show up when he says … Continue reading

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Top Hat down…

The top hat has been sitting on the couch alot this week.  That’s because the head it normally accompanies is in bed. Last Thursday evening I left for a long weekend at Marty’s, 3 hours away.  Friday night when I checked … Continue reading

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Top hats and hitchhikers

7:20 am, the phone rings and it’s Ivan.  “Can you come get me? I missed the bus.”  “Sure, I’ll be there in a bit, start walking.” Ivan slept at his Dad’s last night, just a mile down the street from … Continue reading

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Front-row shoes and purple hair

My statistics teacher  prefers that those of us who sit in the front row wear nice shoes.  I sit in the front row.  I’ve worn the same old pair of gray and white size 10 New Balance sneakers to class … Continue reading

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A quick tour of the premises

Something is sprouting from the mat on my back porch.  My back yard is a verdant jungle. …meanwhile, the front porch is getting it’s due. atop the compost pile Mr. and Mrs Pumpkinhead, may they rot in peace. As long … Continue reading

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Holes in my head

I’ve got holes in my head and I’m not impressed.  And you thought Mr. Pumpkin Head had problems. It’s my stupid Statistics class, the one that is threatening to mess with my 4.0 grade point average.  I go to every … Continue reading

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