Side A: Love Songs, Part 1

If music be the food of love, play on....more

The Gift

V day gift Separated after two decades of marriage... Yet he couldn't help shopping perhaps from habit for a Valentine gift for her. She'd made the effort, holiday truces, white-flag romance, cease-fire sex. There had at least been that. He saw it, there in the jewelry case a bit apart from the other gems, separated. He knew he wasn't easy, knew she'd carried him the extra mile more than once through the mine fields of all the affairs the alcoholism the gambling his ruining of their finances the getting clean and back upon his feet. ...more