Physics (Saturday, September 12th, 2020)

"Physics" About bloody fucking time,he thought,that his brilliantinvestment—his entirelife’s savings!—yielded anyprofit but… as Bob Dylan sings in his song “Idiot Wind,” “I can’t help itif I’m lucky,”& so… neither could he “help it…”……neither when his “blood, sweat, & tears”free-fell meanly (so it seemed) in vainnor when hefinallyreached the “critical mass,” “tipping point,” & “struck gold”& … Continue reading Physics (Saturday, September 12th, 2020)

Geographical Preference

Jewel and Israel were on their third date, driving from East Windsor to Ocean Grove in Israel’s new, red 2015 Volkswagen GTI. He lamented letting go of his dark green 1997 Saturn S Series SW 2. What an irrational attachment to that vehicle he had—even to the name, “Saturn”; like the Mercury cars, it made … Continue reading Geographical Preference

Graduation

Once a lover of sweltering heat, humidity, palm trees, thunderstorms and the sea, now I prefer the freezing cold, blizzards, mountains, hills, meadows and prairies.   The way we can and sometimes do evolve fascinates me- like watching the seasons in temperate climate zones change, watching people age, fire burning wood into ash and smoke. … Continue reading Graduation