• Vignette

    “Hon? I can’t find my black sport jacket.” “Have you looked in the closet?” Duh. She went back to reading the comics. She was in the middle of “Luann”, where the teenager and her friend were agreeing that all problems are caused by men. Funny stuff. “It’s not in there!” Sighing, she pushed aside the …

  • Finding Your Way

    It was her husband’s birthday. The entire family gathered ’round to give him gifts. The dogs licked his face. The Boy gave his father a set of workshop tools. The Teenaged Daughter gave her daddy a gift certificate to a woodworking store, so he could go and indulge himself. The Mother-In-Law gave him a gift …

  • The Television Blahs

    “What’re you watching?” I thought I’d caught a glimpse of Jennifer Aniston on the screen as I walked in, but the woman on screen at that moment was not Courtney Cox nor any of the other “Friends” actresses, and the scene looked wrong for an episode of “Friends.” “I’m switching between this one and some …

  • Tarnished Snapshots

    With a squeal of tires the dark sedan narrowly missed hitting him, but he barely noticed. Likewise, the man, trailing the leash behind him, took no notice of the semi that roared past. The wind of its passing stirred the wisps of yellowed gray hair that still clung to his scalp. His eyes, squeezed nearly …