February 26, 2018

Just occurred to me this morning when I caught a glimpse on FB of an ASPCA posting; a frightened, trembling old dog; alone; eyes looking directly into mine.

First reaction; tears. Then trembling; incredible heart-pounding rage. Explosive. Immediate burning pain in right...

February 19, 2018

I suspect I'm not the only migraineur blessed with occasional drop-ins by what I strongly believe is a relative of migraine; too similar to be easily dismissed. Maybe lacking migraine's show-biz flair for delivering some truly near-death experiences, but definitely not...

February 12, 2018

You bet.

I've never had any doubt. From the beginning; for me, it was always about dogs. 

I mean, just look at my earliest books; just a kid; Call Of The Wild; White Fang; Lad, A Dog; Old Yeller; Lassie Come Home. 

Then just a few years ago; All The Pretty Horses; Cormac...

February 5, 2018

Speaking of food; when it comes to love; Kosher Deli's right up there in a dead heat with Italian. I eat Italian way more often, but that's not about preference. It's neurotic self-control. I mean, if I ate Kosher Deli more often, I'd be a balloon and as for nutrition,...

January 29, 2018

I couldn't have been more than twelve or thirteen when I decided that I had to live in Paris and draw and write and sit in cafes and eat Italian food—basically, linguini vongole—every day; every meal.  

Movies like Beau Geste and the Corsican Brothers and the Three Musk...

January 22, 2018

One of those days; the kind you'd like to skip. Pretend it never was.




Internet; TV; iPhone; sirens; doors slamming; dogs howling. Hair tuning white; screaming; shouts of Where do we go? Who's got the kids? Running fee...

January 15, 2018

A totally new year and—Migraine on my mind—I'm off and running, full speed; right out of the starting blocks; carrying a fresh—ink still wet—stack of resolutions; determined that this is the year I'm going to keep every single one. 

A pretty long list, as I remember—b...

January 1, 2018

Enough surprises. 

For me, 2017 was just a little bit over the top. It reached the point where I was reluctant to go online in the morning. Hurricanes, floods, missile launchings galore, a lot of yelling; accusations; very little talking; tweets out the kazoo. 

I had the...

December 25, 2017

Maybe six…seven years old; I can still see…

The Lionel Trains Christmas catalog; in color; page after page of beautiful trains; different track configurations; old-fashioned freight-carrying steam-engines and their coal-cars and freight cars with sliding doors; stream-l...

December 18, 2017

Ready for this?


No ifs ands or buts; and no maybes.

Unexpressed feelings are universal triggers for Migraine. 


Further, I believe that all emotionally-charged events, witnessed or experienced, are triggers, as well. You know what I mean; stuff you can't...

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