Tag Archives: restraint of pen and tongue

John McCain…A Hero and Then Some

My temper lies dormant. I’m like a fighter who knows his fists are lethal weapons, so it’s best to keep them hidden. In my case, my tongue will get me into trouble if I’m not careful. In AA they warn … Continue reading

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Cheap Cheap

I’ve mentioned more than once how I stop at a florist every morning to visit Rosie the cat. It’s become such a part of my daily ritual I’d never dream of not popping by. In my addled imagination, I know … Continue reading

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You Said a Mouthful

This is about a girl I ran into that I hadn’t seen for a while. I’ve known Teri for over  twenty-five years though you couldn’t quite call us friends; more like good acquaintances with far too little to share to … Continue reading

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Little Boys Do Cry

I was walking down 81st Street when I watched a little boy, no more than 2, take a spill on the sidewalk. Instead of crying like I expected, he pulled himself up, regained his balance and pressed on. When he … Continue reading

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Why I Look Fatter Naked

Yes, I know…such an interesting not to mention provocative title. It’s inspired by still another odd encounter I recently had at a wardrobe fitting. It was the same day I got lost in Brooklyn along with being insulted by the … Continue reading

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Retort Verses Restraint

One of my favorite 12 Step slogans is: Restraint of pen and tongue. In other words, shut-up and whatever you do, don’t send that email you know you shouldn’t send. I’ve said it before but people say things to me … Continue reading

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