All my life, I've trained to be a person who notices and helps when someone is in distress.
Am I the guy who was once the starting quarterback but is now diminished to where I only play occasionally off the bench? I can’t look at it like that. I have a whole life to live and it does not include becoming less as I get older.
I’m scared like everyone else right now. I have one of those essential jobs where I come out of isolation to sell groceries to people, some of whom could be contagious. The anxiety hangs on me like an extra weight that I carry wherever I go. Sometimes it gets me down but it’s my job … Continue reading Essential Work (101st Post)
I'm not going to be attending my 35th college reunion.
They make the uniform look good. I went from being embarrassed to hoping I'll be worthy of it.
My anger faded quickly once I left the church.
I finally got to show them the ocean. Photo by David Mercer, 2016 I promised a long time ago I would show it to them. The older one was in first grade. The younger one hadn’t started preschool yet. I had wanted them to stand next to this mysterious organism to feel its rhythms … Continue reading First Look at the Ocean