Author: Fred Swan

A Gift For You

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do...

Welcome to 2nd Tuesday – October 2015

It feels like – and according to the calendar – it is, October. I was in several stores today however and wasn’t quite certain of the month. In one, near the hardware section, I...

Signs

October has arrived and with it the signs and stirrings of change.  The one wild apple tree in the woods behind our house has dropped the remains of fruit that was feasted upon but...

Today I Can Breathe

Perhaps nothing I have ever seen has so reminded me of the wonder of something we think of as so ordinary. Jake was tremendously grateful for his additional year of life.  I was  honored to be...

The Squirrels In My Life

There were  the flying squirrels advertised for sale in the comic books I read as a boy, the ones with their arms spread and sailing through the air with the promise of making you “the kid...

Old Bowls, Bacon and Butternut Squash

This easy to make autumn soup is served best in old bowls with a slice of crisp bacon leaned on the side. Dig out your mother’s or your grandmother’s soup bowls, the ones that...

The Afterlife, A Book Excerpt

Excerpt from Parentheses, A Memoir by Fredrick Swan Journal entry: October 15 Late Saturday. Art show at People’s Gallery tonight. Colder mornings but still warm enough to sit outside in the afternoon. In the...

Welcome to 2nd Tuesday · September 2015

Welcome to year two of 2nd Tuesday. This month’s issue joins the changing of the seasons by drifting into the realm of transition. Artists Joanne Licardo (the artist of the wonderful opening sunflower) and Leah...