Good Doctor Sham

As though we’re 79 and not 29, a friend and I were recently discussing how hard it is to find a good doctor.  By good doctor I mean one that is caring and professional, who takes the time to listen and understand. Not the doctors that you usually get who are rude, impatient and unfriendly,…

Smut!

This chubby orange-utan is Ginger, the food whore who goes from house to house eating all the food he can.  I don’t know who owns him, I don’t know where he came from except that he suddenly appeared one day and he likes being airlifted to his food.  He’s un-desexed and he has the fluffiest,…

Spring Tide

This was the most impressive spring tide I’ve ever seen.  I’ve seen waves wash over onto the street before, but nothing like this.  The entire street was wet right to the other side and not one car parked on the side of the road was dry and they’d closed the ocean baths because it was…

Morning Traveller

We picked up my dad’s ashes from the vets on Monday.  Those compact little stone urns that you see in movies?  A lie.  The ashes were in a big, gray plastic container and it was heavy.  It was strange to think of someone reduced to a pile of ash when they were once a whole…

Playing Adult

If anyone offered me a million dollars to go back to when I was 16, I wouldn’t do it. I was 15 when Mum kicked me out of home. I lived by myself first in a small bedsit in a boarding house that was notorious for housing suicidal and depressed men, drug addicts and alcoholics.…

The Best of the Brainless

During my working life, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve become known for my inane comments.  I’m great at what I do and for the most part I’m the epitome of professionalism. But there are times where my brain is working too fast and I don’t stop to think.  Or I get excited…