Posted at 15:13h
Daytime television is full of small claims court programs and having never
been to a real one I decided this morning to observe a real life small
claims court in our little city. I was sitting toward the front trying to
hear every word when I heard the...
Posted at 16:10h
I took the long way to school this morning. I left a few minutes early so I
could poke along and savor the autumn colors. Opening the car window, I
filled my lungs with the scent of fallen leaves mixed with fallen apples as
I passed an already...
Posted at 14:43h
While waiting at a traffic signal this morning, I was suddenly struck in the eye
by a sparkling beam of light . At first I wondered if someone was playing with a
laser, but the mystery was easily solved when I looked in the rearview mirror.
Posted at 01:57h
The President of the United States receives over 10,000 letters each day. Virtually all are opened and read by a mail team. But what if the President is your old college roommate and you wanted send him a reminder of the promise he made to...
Posted at 00:21h
She’s a sweet old dog. It’s taken most all of the eight years since we brought her home to stop being a puppy. She still gets excited when the doorbell rings but life has changed. No longer do I have to call her to know...
Posted at 22:48h
My mother is in a nursing home near to us. It is convenient to drop in for a few minutes more than once a day. Recently she is having trouble remembering things and this can be very specifically correlated to a certain medication. The medicine...
Posted at 19:34h
This morning during a television interview, Ian McKellen, who portrays Gandalf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien, said, and I cannot remember the exact context because the sentence leaped upon me, “Sometimes a fool’s wisdom is the...
Posted at 15:29h
My granddaughters spent the afternoon making gingerbread houses. Our table was immersed in Graham crackers, pretzel sticks, Gummy Savers, marshmallows, multi-colored Sprinkles and lots of frosting for glue. But where I asked was the gingerbread? What a stupid question. Gingerbread houses are not about gingerbread. ...
Posted at 14:35h
The day before the grandchildren arrive is always grocery-shopping day. I enjoy the cereal aisle. It’s the fun one. There are so many different kinds from which to choose. I don’t have a clue about most of them, so I usually go with Fruit Loops. ...
Posted at 15:01h
I found a very nice eight-foot stepladder in the middle of my street. It had obviously fallen off someone’s truck but there was no truck or car in sight. That evening I called everyone on my street who owned a truck seeking its owner but...