Category Archives: Family Life

Writings about life in the Cohen house and beyond.

Meanwhile back at the ranch . . .

About a week ago I was admitted to the hospital for severe blockages in two of my coronary arteries. The doctors inserted three stents in my heart in two separate procedures. The surgeon told my wife “it was the real … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Living Out Loud | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

So I woke up with the word Tolah on my mind

So I woke up with the word tolah on my mind and googled it. It’s a Vedic unit of measurement equal to +/- 11.6 grams or  3/8 of a troy ounce. It’s a family name. It’s a red grub-like worm … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Living Out Loud | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I got a visit from an angel today

I got a visit from an angel today. May 31st started full of worry. One of my central air conditioning compressors stopped working and the weather reports predicted temperatures in 90s° F. Our physical discomfort notwithstanding, money is very tight … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shema Ysrael. Dybbuk me-ru’ah ra’ah

(Oh Israel. An evil spirit embraces you.) Note I only speak English. The title Translation came from the Internet. As for the Yiddish words? I had a Jewish grandfather and was born in The Bronx. So sue me if I got … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Poetry | Leave a comment

am i happy yet?

paperclips pens keys and coke scissors thumbdrive tzio lamp aeron chair, bluetooth apple industrial complex ipad, iphone, computer original art on the walls and a picture of my own star facebook, twitter, and blogs icams two hundred something friends privacy … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Living Out Loud, Poetry | Tagged | Leave a comment

Home Before Dark (in several parts)

Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion.” “Hollow Men,” T.S. Eliot On a warm Long Island summer night in 1979 about seven months before my father unexpectedly died of a heart attack, he sent me to … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life | Leave a comment

Daddy Do You Love Me?

–Early May 2001 One quarter pound of top round piled lovingly upon a bed of wheat and rye. Mustard applied from crust to crunchy crust –the spicy kind. All goes unnoticed until the first bite. Daddy can I have some. … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Poetry | Leave a comment

Valentines Day 2010

I bought this card a long time ago Planning for a time When life might get in the way Of a special occasion. It’s a practice you taught me. The planning doesn’t stop Because life got in the way, Neither … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Poetry | Leave a comment

Easter Poem

My dearest, here’s An Easter Poem Today I wish you Happy Easter. Nothing less, nothing more The feelings well up from a reservoir a life time deep. and as like a laser as can be, light focused from a moment … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life, Poetry | Leave a comment