~~ for Lynn S ~~ While staring holes into the sea-foam patterns slipping away in the ferry's wake, my father's arm draped across my small, skinny shoulders, I felt for the first time a melancholy, a sadness, a yearning that I'll never forget. I was eight during that sunny August of 1972, and my family … Continue reading My First Kiss
BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: For several days now, from mysterious origins thousands of feet above, it's been literally raining cats and dogs upon the leafy streets and stately old mansions of Beech Bottom, West Virginia. On every block, thousands of drenched, collarless and confused kitties and pooches - of all breeds, shapes, and sizes - can … Continue reading Appalachia hit by “Animal Rainstorms”
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Today, I almost did a terrible thing. My dog Bingo and I were taking our usual morning stroll, walking briskly west along an eastbound one-way lane. As we passed in front of a daycare centre and playground, a row of angled parking spots was on … Continue reading Revenge, Foiled.
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Thinking briefly that he was dreaming - that he wasn't in that packed theatre after all - Remy leaned forwards in his seat, grasped the sides of his walker, and rose unsteadily. Softly taking her husband's forearm, Anaïs began to stand as well. "I'm … Continue reading The Award Ceremony
by Paul Raworth Bennett Recently, highly stressful events in my personal life have made me want to improve my relationship with my own mind. Yep, that's right – between me and my own mind. For much of my life, my mind has gone by the name "Monkey Mind", and he's played some nasty tricks in … Continue reading Monkey Mind, interrupted.