Tag: family

Clearly, leaving my electronic devices unattended and unlocked around the house is a no-no.

Mom

Tomorrow will be the twenty-first anniversary of my mother’s passing. We were very close though we often did not see eye to eye. Recently I’ve drawn comparisons between my mother’s life and the one I’m chugging along with. I left home around the time…

Mother

I remember the last time I saw her alive. She was two months short of her fiftieth birthday but she looked small and ancient in her hospital bed. There was an incessant beeping sound and the room was cold. She laid in her hospital bed…

Mother’s Day

My mother was an “old lady” by the age of thirty-five. At least in my eyes. I don’t remember her being “as young” as I was when I was thirty-five. Her job at the local bodega took much of her life. She raised me as a…

Closed Fists

He grabbed my comic books and started to run. I ran after him. I was faster than him and when I caught him I threw him against the accordion gates of a closed candy store. I hit him over and over again with closed fists. He let go…

The Trip

I always pack in stages when I’m going on a trip. First there’s the stuff I know I won’t be using regularly on the days before the trip. Then comes the stuff I know I will use on a semi-regular basis before I go…

02-May-2015 2300

I’m not feeling well. I’m lost. I’m trying to move on but I feel that I hit a wall every other day. Today started out well. I planned a nice quiet day for myself. I was convinced that I would drink myself to oblivion…