A Curtis Street Christmas

Christmas in May? Well, no, but you can read the story any time.

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It was this story about two years ago that my fiance came over for dinner and a movie. The Christmas tree was decorated and lit up the living room, the couch ever so cozy and we both had warm friendly Christmas spirit. A Peaceful Night indeed.

Unbeknownst to me she unplugged the timer to the outdoor Christmas lights so she could charge her phone. No big deal really, I just didn’t know. The next night was not as peaceful. Fortunately for her she was not present. We did exchange text messages though. And this was the fire, the story:

“You unplugged my timer? Didn’t you?”

“Omg yeah I unplugged it…did I do something to it??!”

“You plugged it back in. The time was off and the lights didn’t go on. My neighbor was standing close to my driveway when I got home. I accused him of tampering with my lights…

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A Postcard From Chamonix

I saw an ad in the The New York Times, "$99 to London from New York, each way". This is going back a few years and I don't think anyone could find a deal like that today. Even in those days it was considered a deal and a half. I was 23 years old and... Continue Reading →

A Time for Every Purpose

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“A time to weep, a time to laugh” Ecclesiastes 3:4.

Jon Seaborn is running behind schedule on a Tuesday morning. He was envisioning the photo shoot of a young couple and their small child. He was starting to sweat as he knew the young woman who hired him is expecting another.
-A Time to be born-

He glanced at his watch and turned on the radio to help settle the thought of being late. The lyrics of a song catches his attention:

“C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now”.

Drifting his thoughts to an earlier day, Jon had a memory of his friend Rose Lilyseed, a day she cried of another one’s actions.
– A Time to Weep –

Jon sent her a message, simple and short, a verse from the bible, John 11:35, “Jesus Wept”.
A few days later…

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Writing is the best way to travel

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Introduction

Writers, they have the best imagination. Discovery: knowing that when stuck all that is needed is a decision to move a muscle and write a thought. Here’s a thought: “If you have an itch, scratch it” ~ David Morgan; September 14, 2018

A story in New York

On a Saturday night in 1981, September 19th, I remember hanging out with my friends at Central and Tuckahoe in Yonkers, NY. Our biggest Dilemma “What do you want to do tonight?” Someone said Simon and Garfunkel are playing “In The Park” tonight. Without hesitation we all said “Let’s Go!”. We all hopped in my AMC hornet hatchback and took the 30 minute drive into NYC. As we drove down Central Park West someone said, “we will never find a parking spot”. At that very moment someone pulled out of a spot on Central Park West right across the street from the…

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The Most Peculiar Cafe

A true story with a little imagination. The Place In the quaint Florida coastal town of Vero Beach, I stepped into a coffee shop with an odd mixture of small town folks in what I thought to be an ordinary cafe. Not unusual to notice that people were talking or reading and writing at their... Continue Reading →

The Power of Prayer Works

Our latest Podcast Episode of the same title: "The Power of Prayer Works!" What's new at the Art gallery? Mary and David touch on prayer and meditation and how it helps day to day life. Our friend picked up a drink.       The Power of Prayer Works This just happened. The story goes...... Continue Reading →

What do I do next

"Peter cast his net on the other side", the fisherman. The pelican catches the fish for he has abundance, another fisherman. Me? I threw my net on the other side and I made a catch. It was not as fast as Peter's story but it came to fruition yet it's not the destination. But the... Continue Reading →

Today’s Special:Chicken Salad Sandwich

Mary and David are bananas. A most outrageous challenge that added to Spiritual Growth. A leaky kitchen faucet that grew and grew. . . You will want to hear about this. The bananas are a reminder, careful DON'T SLIP! Mary and David have a unique Thanksgiving. Included: Drinking by night and running a restaurant by... Continue Reading →

Post Card from Cinque Terre

  Characterization: This escape scene after Sophia and Jon, the main characters in my novella (a work in progress) escape a chase by Jack Crawford and the drunken conductor, whom I haven’t named yet. Victor, the Mariachi player, helps them get away. The scene starts after they arrive at a Villa in a town in... Continue Reading →

Comcast Finally Gives In

COMCAST FINALLY GIVES IN! After I cut the cord 9 years ago, beating the prices of cable TV by streaming, Comcast brings it's price for TV and internet LOWER than the price of internet alone! AND faster internet speed!! How could I not do it?! I am no longer a cord cutter. Let me point... Continue Reading →

Sky Writing

As I look out the window into the day, I notice a routine of hustle and bustle,  the parked cars, the driving cars, the busy people and the strolling people. I glance upwards and I see the billowy clouds tucked into a grand spacious majestic blue sky. Jesus watches me as I pray in faith... Continue Reading →

Just For Today

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to... Continue Reading →

Another Curtis Street Christmas

Introduction: T'was the night before the start of a new Holiday Season.  A Happy season full of songs of chestnuts roasting, eggnog cheer and I get frazzled and dazzled when it gets to be that time again. Also time to write a new blog post. Never knowing where to start. All I know it's "time"... Continue Reading →

A Scene from “The Chase is On”

As I work on my novella I find that I am introducing characters in odd ways and then incorporating an element of surprise when they appear again. This time with purpose. Here is another snippet of the novella. It's small. "I don't want to give too much away!" Sophia was racing up the spiral staircase.... Continue Reading →

A Room with a View

In late April, Jon Seaborn and his friend Alfredo Grotto were arriving by train to Porta Santa Lucia, a small town in Italy on the Mediterranean coast. The town itself dates back to the 15th century. The streets are paved with cobblestone, each stone seemingly able to tell it’s own story through its dents and... Continue Reading →

Cutting the Cord: I dare you!

Introduction: History What does it mean to cut the cord. Easy, cancelling your cable TV subscription. It doesn't mean adding free internet streaming TV, or adding Netflix or Hulu. It means "Cutting the cord to your cable subscription". Sounds daring doesn't it? Especially if you have been a long time cable subscriber. It's all about... Continue Reading →

Starting a Podcast 101

Introduction My latest endeavor was to start a podcast and it wasn’t my idea. Yet, once I started there was no stopping or holding me back. The question that came to mind and I’m sure through most people's minds, is how to get started. It wasn’t much a dilemma for me as I always tinkered... Continue Reading →

Easy Does It Podcast

The moment I introduce “The Easy Does It Podcast” to the Curtis Street blog is confirmation of a moment I was future thinking back in time. I never thought it would come to be. So, without further ado let me introduce you to the Easy Does It Podcast Show! Starring myself and my wife Mary.... Continue Reading →

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