Hi, I’m Frank.

Hi, I’m Frank. Well, I’m Annie but I’m also Frank. Maybe we should all be Frank? And Frankly, I am over any and all things “happening.” I can be overly Frank on such matters. I am over being told I don’t care, or better yet, understand. Don’t laugh when a millennial says that to you,…

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Doctors

Oh, so let’s talk about doctors. The medical kind. The human medical kind. The ones that specialize in knowing us better than we know ourselves. Those folks who constantly wash their hands and and like to ask “does this hurt?” I’m 53, so I have seen my fair share. General practitioners, endocrinologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists, neurologists,…

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Who’s right?

Annie's dog

During my studies of history I always silently chuckled while scratching my head in trying to understand how each side prayed to their God to be safe during battle and victorious in the war. I could see each soldier, as they rested their head each night, asking for a quick victory. They all knew that…

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The Pendulum

I have heard people say that the truth is always the truth, that to disagree is a sign of lunacy, or something similar, and that that person should be shunned. To believe in a conspiracy theory is simply to out one’s gullibility. To think differently than the majority is to show ignorance or dissidence. To…

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Santa

Several years ago a young man, aged to his eleventh year, informed me of his opinions on those who believed in Santa. That old, chubby man with a red nose from the cold and a smile permanently positioned on his face, that’s the guy this young man was speaking of. I’m not the religious type,…

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The Bad Side of Good

Some time ago I gave into my wondering thoughts. Knowing that they were mere atoms bouncing around in my head I saw no harm in following them, wherever they bounced. A Thinkabout is what I called it, and an undertaking of the highest peril, and of the highest reward. Most, I would gather, feared the…

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A Turning of the Page

I think it started the day I asked myself what I didn’t want, I only knew because I had witnessed it at some previous point. But to know what I didn’t want in an intimate relationship I had to know what I didn’t want in me. This required me to be honest with myself as…

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BFF’s

A best friend is someone who will delete your browser history when you die. A best friend never needs an explanation. A best friend gets your quirkiness, your pet peeves, your dumb moments and your brilliant ones too. A best friend is always ready with an alibi, because so often they are your co-conspirators. A…

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I Need To Rent A Teenager

I remember watching my mother trying to figure out the clock on our VCR player. I used to jokingly say “you’ve got to be smarter than the VCR!” I remember doing such things for the adults around me, wondering how they managed to get to their age. Guess what: I’m officially stupid. I thought that…

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“Me On Any Given Day”

Me on a bad day: I didn’t beg you then I didn’t curse you either I didn’t ask you why I didn’t hate you instead I just walked With or without you I didn’t understand then I don’t understand now I didn’t cheat back then And I don’t steal now I gave then willingly I…

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