The Mug

Clouds over Brooklyn, from my apartment (Photo by Larry Garland)

My elbow nudged the mug off the corner of the bathroom sink. It toppled to its side and slid gently into the basin. The good news was that the hot tea was captured and drained immediately. The bad news was the mug suddenly was […]

Restoring a Friendship

Ah, the power of Facebook. One day recently, I received a mysterious Friend request. It had no details, just a name—one I didn’t recognize. Or did I? Something about it was vaguely familiar. Soon afterward, another request came in. This one said, “Could you possibly be the Larry Garland I knew back in my college […]

Paris Found, Paris Lost

Recently, my partner and I went to see the movie Revolutionary Road, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

 

As a married couple with young children, the protagonists have settled for less in their lives than they imagined they would—settling, literally, in suburbia. The wife […]

 A GARLAND OF WORDS

  Woven together after I picked them from the garden of my mind

 

There was a time I sought to become a poet, believing verse was in my soul,  wanting out.

 But to be a bard I had to intuit,  poetry is my […]