“Oh. The robe? It’s just easy to get on and off. And it’s damned hot outside. Those Arabs are on to something.” He mulled over his toast and coffee for a moment. “Here’s something else. People, Christians, really respond to that robe.
Today, if you run an independent bookstore, you must be unique and damned good at business since you can’t compete on price alone against Amazon.
When we visited in Canada, it was not like another country, but like another world. I’d been to Mexico where people spoke a different language but seemed to be made them same as me.
During that first summer of work, we received a phone call from a guy who was hosting a big family get-together on the next Saturday. Could we come over Friday and clean the place up – make it shine?
Father’s and Sons is a collection of short memoir pieces that tell about what I most remember about my Father. I often veer into the vagaries of history, culture, and the world that he grew up in. Walking Dead Man There is no story of my father that better describes his core belief that life […]
I haven’t a clue how she kept her job… I was a junior and in love with writing and with science and, along with every other testosterone-sick guy in school, with Ms. Haft. She was freshly graduated from college and giddy. She wore her hair long and her skirts short. It’s still a mystery to […]
Weeks before my Father died, he called me to the couch. “Denn,” he said. “My whole life I’ve had these things that I would do if I knew I had only six months to live.” He went on. “Now I’ve got two or three, and I can’t muster the energy to do anything. Even if […]
“When things don’t go well,” he said, “I leave the room and find a place to pray. Sooner or later god will tell me what to do.” Then he smiled as if I was supposed to accept this overtly religious and silly answer. This is the kind of holy thing that holy men do and, once done, they bask in the holy glow.
Do you know what this is? It’s a fabric patch. I’m using it to repair a butterfly net but it is made to repair holes in jeans or tears in shirts when you slip under a barbed-wire fence and catch your sleeve on one of the barbs because Rocky is chasing you with a big […]
Have you ever had to decide what you’re good at? Choose your best self.