When Is It Too Late to Make a Comeback?

When Is It Too Late to Make a Comeback?

If you’re still breathing, there’s probably still time “Would you like to open a music store again?” I asked the (mostly) rhetorical question of the Lovely Lady the other day as we drove past the building where we had operated such a store for many years. I didn’t...
Shining Through

Shining Through

I’ve lived with her for over forty years and, still, she gets me into trouble. I’m sure I would never fall for these traps if it weren’t for her. Well — almost never. It all started innocently enough. “I need to pick up a few books at the used-book store, dear. Would...
Chocolate Fried Memories

Chocolate Fried Memories

“Grandpa, these are perfect!” They’re not. The little half-circle pies have imperfection written all over them, from the re-rolled pastry dough right down to the non-symmetrical pleats on the edges. The gooey chocolate filling is nothing more than cocoa, sugar, and...
Bread. Today.

Bread. Today.

The sun shone today. After a week of rain, wind, and gloom, the sun shone and warmed the earth. I sat in my easy chair most of the day. Finally, about half an hour before the sun dropped from the western sky, I moved. “I’m going to take a walk.” I expected her to say,...
Hope Grows. Soft.

Hope Grows. Soft.

It’s a new experience for me, stroking the hair of a woman who is not my wife. I promise I won’t make a habit of it. Still, it is a new experience I will not soon forget. I didn’t intend to do it. The young lady came into the rehearsal hall wearing a cap, which wasn’t...

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