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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...

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...

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. There was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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. ...

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...