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The resident housedog was fishing about in the trash container in the kitchen.  Finding a treasure she headed for the living room to tear it into tiny little pieces.  Instead of taking it from her, her master decided he would be a good guy and...

Wanting to do something exciting for her twin nine-year-old grandsons, grandma took them to the circus.  They did not stay to the end.  The boys were bored.  The world has changed.  There was a time when going to the circus was the biggest entertainment event...

I smiled to myself as she said, "I'm having my tubes tied because I do not believe in birth control."  Really?  And just why are you having your tubes tied and what would you call it?  Consistency is perhaps one of the most illusive of...

It was a cold Iowa night when I received a phone call from a downtown hotel desk clerk telling me one of my church members was sitting on a ledge outside his tenth floor window.  On my way I was trying to remember something, anything,...

In a successful way to keep their graduating high school seniors safe after a graduation service, the parents of Bronxville, NY provide an all night party.  The highlight of the celebration happens at 3 AM.  A bagpiper leads everyone on a parent and police escorted...

Suddenly I discovered a brad embedded between the outer corner of my thumb and my thumbnail.  The pain was exquisite.  Our hands are so finely crafted with protective growing coverings.  But there is a very fine vulnerable line and the piece of metal was deeply...

We saw a lovely wall of roses this afternoon.   Yet as we drew near enough to see individual roses it became apparent that each rose by itself wasn’t that good looking.  Each had been beaten by the weather and chewed on by whatever eats roses. ...

There is an abandoned railroad tunnel not far from our college.  One’s eyes adjust to the dimming light as one treks into its heart of darkness but soon even the keenest of eyes find it difficult to make out what might be painted on the...

It had been 39 years since the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup.  On June 15, 2011 the drought came to an end.  It was a phenomenal series for Boston’s goalie.  He stopped 37 attempts on goal. Vancouver just couldn’t get that puck past him. I...

I have a friend with a small black convertible.  It’s not much use in New England from Thanksgiving through May, so it’s put into storage for the winter.  One would think nothing could go wrong with it sitting safely through the snowy months.  However, this...