old man

My Modest Retirement Is Not Bankrupting America

I’m a Boomer or close enough, born in December 1945. My parents, who grew up during the Great Depression, told me that financial security, especially in retirement, was the most …


snow

Why Californians Should Believe in Snow Days

I’m sitting here in Maine having a snow day. I can only see about 30 feet in front of my cabin; everything beyond is obscured by white frosty particles, which …


bookstore

At the Last Bookstore

At the last bookstore, Anne Frank still smiles
on the shelf,
marked down to sell.

No one is buying tonight.

Down
the
road

beyond the miles
of cinder block walls
hiding
suburban backyards