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I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro’s hood

What is it about the end of the summer. The sun starts moving around in the sky, looking for just the right angle to increase its intensity for those dog days. The nights start to feel cooler, portending fall. Vegetables ripen faster than you can enjoy them and start to decompose where they fall, when only weeks earlier you’d have given 10 bucks for one ripe tomato or cucumber from your own garden.  And oddly, the floodgates at work open up as if they’d been holding back a wave…

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Seriously though… are there two bones sticking out of my back?

It has been two weeks as of yesterday since I fractured two ribs. By 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, it will be two full weeks since those fractured ribs became totally broken ribs. The fractures were caused by a slow speed but awkward get-off of my motorcycle. The breaks came a day and a half later, from a seemingly innocent deep breath while simultaneously trying to sit up in bed. The ribs cracked so loud it woke my wife up from a deep sleep.…

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“I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good”

Got back to work today after a surreal string of events that were tragic, painful, joyful and life-affirming all in the same week. And none of that includes the fact that I broke two ribs falling off my murdercycle, as my doctor used to call it as he stitched up my face. As I have said previously, because other aspects of my life are so damn sensible and orderly, sometimes I intend to follow David Byrne’s advice and stop making sense on this blog.…

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