March 4, 1995.  Friendship is special.

Greg was having a terrible day, in which everything was going wrong. His friends rudely woke him up in the middle of the night; he went into a rage in front of his friends and ran outside.  Read part 1 here. I had a terrible day today.  Well, technically the terrible day was yesterday now, since it…

March 3, 1995. Throwing the box.

Hello!  My name is Greg Dennison, and I write the blog Don’t Let The Days Go By.  It is an episodic continuing story set in the 1990s in the western United States, about a university student (also named Greg) making his way in life.  This episode takes place in the middle of freshman year, when…

The Guardian of the Curve

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart It stands off to a side such that it’s visible from both ends of the endless road. I pass by it at 8:45 am or so but the atmosphere it exudes…

Back to School

“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”― Robert Browning March 1, 2021 It’s a little past 10 in the evening, when my phone’s notification tone sends a ripple of anticipation through my heart and soul. Well aware of what it’s for, I check just to be made convinced…

Spectators

“The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.”― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time It’s a little past 8 and the night is dark…

Passage

If the whole world I once could seeOn free soil stand, with the people freeThen to the moment might I say,Linger awhile. . .so fair thou art.― Goethe, Faust, First Part She asks me if I recognise her, to which, I reply with my signature awkward smile, that drives away both our feelings of comfort and security….

Dear 2020

For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning.(Little Gidding)― T.S. Eliot Dear 2020, Just wow. To say you swept us off our feet is definitely, an understatement. Not only did you do that, but you ensured that we remained suspended…

✨A Golden Christmas✨

 “ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Mark 9:23 It feels like a red and green day today. But it isn’t necessarily because of Christmas, those two colours are often paired for Christmas but the day feels reddish-greenish because that is how this year has been. As we approach the…