July 2017 archive

Generation Blindness

Am I becoming a fuddy-duddy?   I checked the online definition: “a person who is very old-fashioned and pompous.”   I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’m not pompous. But am I old-fashioned?   We’re all a product of our generation. Some of us adhere more strictly to the customs […] Read more…

The Torture Dungeon

The Wellington Dental Hospital was a long, green building where primary school children were ferried by bus. Its austere façade could have been designed by a genius of psychological torture to prepare the patients for what was to come.   At my school, every Friday morning a teacher carried a list from classroom to classroom […] Read more…

My New Phone

I got a new phone last April. Before you get all excited, it’s another dumbphone. I can only feel intelligent when I’m smarter than my phone. Getting a new phone is like getting a new pet. You have to learn its little ways and it has to get used to yours. At first, things were […] Read more…

A Treacherous Friend

One of the bad things I used to do was make friends with women who reminded me of my mother. The friendship was a time warp that took me back to the anxious, fearful child I used to be, one who bent to the will of the friend as if she was my mother, a […] Read more…

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