Words Are Powerful, They Are Magic Pt10

Oct 22

Words Are Powerful, They Are Magic Pt10

Mr. Bittner? Mr. Bittner? Richard?” An angel was calling me. She was just past the fog. I had an irresistible urge to go find the angel. It sounded like my Renee. I ran to her and just before I reached the end of the fog, where she would have been, I woke up.  I found myself looking into the brown eyes of nurse.  It was not Renee at all. I couldn’t help it. I...

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Words Are Magic, They Have Power Pt 9

Oct 20

Words Are Magic, They Have Power Pt 9

The bus pushed into the night. I was tired but I did not dare go to sleep. I did not have enough whiskey to ensure I passed out. I just had enough to keep my hands from shaking. To sleep, to close my eyes like everyone else, was out of the question. I tried it before, when I thought I could get by without the booze. It was horrible. I dreamt. In my dreams, I saw...

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Arizona

Oct 19

Arizona

Last month I took a trip to Arizona. Other then driving through a small part of it on the way to Utah and spending a weekend in Pheonix, I have never been there.  When I went to Phoenix on that business trip, years ago,  in August, I got out of the rental car and step into Hades. I decided not to go to Arizona That was a mistake. Lucky for me, with my lung...

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Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 8

Oct 17

Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 8

I stood in the Greyhound terminal looking at a big board of arrivals and departures. There were buses going anywhere and everywhere. The city bus dumped me here about an hour ago and other than using the restroom, sneaking a gulp of two from my bottle while in the stall, I had been standing looking at this board. I did not know where to go. I did not care but the...

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Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 7

Oct 14

Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 7

I did not go to the funeral. I did not want to see Anna. Sweet Anna, who turned out to be a witch. I was angry enough and sad enough to think about writing a sentence and wish for Anna, but then I thought of her children. The kids were missing their Papi. I was missing my friend. I could not go to his funeral and see her. I did not trust myself. Even though there was...

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Words Have Power, They Are magic Pt 6

Sep 26

Words Have Power, They Are magic Pt 6

I found myself alone, with a baby. With myself. I think I spent the first 6 months of his life crying. Every time I looked at my son, I saw my wife. I saw her eyes, her nose, and her smile. At times, I did not think I could stand it. I did not think that I could ever look at him again. I had thought of giving him up, to another family to raise him. Perhaps a family...

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Words have Power, They Are Magic Pt 5

Sep 24

Words have Power, They Are Magic Pt 5

We did not stay long in Hawaii as Renee was offered a job as a Junior Partner in the Law firm of  Smith, Smith and Neblin located in New York New York. The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. I’m going to be a part of it New York, New York.  Renee was excited, me, not so much. I had spent much of my life in white bread, dog, cat, 2.5 children; look at how...

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