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To Soothe The Savage Beasts

Memory can be false. I always remembered the quote as “music can soothe the savage beast.” William Cosgreve, English poet and playwright, actually said, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

The Wine Steward

Our waiter looked significantly at us. In a slight Spanish accent he said, “this is Ignacio your Wine Steward. He will be helping you choose your wine this evening.” We were celebrating my seventy first birthday at Tramanto  at Vidanta’s Riviera Maya resort. Tramanto is open only in the evening and only from Thursday to...

When Into Life Comes…

I knocked, knocked, knocked on her door. But she didn’t answer. I waited while reading a travel brochure titled What To Do In Digby County. Ten minutes passed. I left. Went next door to the Farmers Market. Bought a bottle of white wine. Annapolis Highland Vineyards Seyval Blanc. Only 15 bucks (10 USD). Came back....

Moon Dance

MOON DANCE Her voice it sings. She of dewy lips, scented passions fire, bathed in silver lunar light. With dread. For that distant call stirs ungentle memories. It enchants and unresistant I move to peel away sanity’s thin veneer. Against my cheek again I feel the fiery breath. Nostrils flare to the familiar scent of...

Back to Square One, NOT!

One of the most difficult aspects of making a career, work, or job transition is the temptation to head back to Square One. What do I mean by Square One? Well, not necessarily back to the beginning – whatever that is – but back to the known, the familiar, the place you used to be...