Date Night: Saturday at the “Soup Kitchen” or: Give a Man a Ravioli

It used to be a mill town; the old mills are now condos for the career professionals and unfortunately, the drug dealers. The locals can’t afford to live in those buildings. The church on the corner supplies free meals on Saturday nights. Local churches rotate the duties of cooking, serving meals, and cleaning up. My … More Date Night: Saturday at the “Soup Kitchen” or: Give a Man a Ravioli

We have a pet toilet.

Yes, that’s what I said. The toilet in the main bathroom upstairs sometimes requires attention. For no reason at all, it runs a little bit of water, just to remind us it’s still there, and then shuts itself off. We can be downstairs watching TV, and hear it summon us from upstairs, “Don’t you forget … More We have a pet toilet.

Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?

I decided to try to live in this century, and bought myself a NOOK. I am cheap (thrifty) by nature, so I went for the inexpensive “Nook Touch.” I went to a class last night at the local library, to learn how to download books from the library. It’s the modern equivalent to borrowing a … More Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?

Chapter Shoe

It was August. I dreaded this time of year. It was the season to buy new shoes for school. My parents escorted me into Smith’s Shoe Store. The salesman welcomed us, and ushered us to a set of chairs.  He removed one of my shoes, and he placed my foot into the special measuring device. … More Chapter Shoe

Did I take a shower today? …because I don’t remember…

Home bound chaos. What day is it? Thursday? Friday? Where’s my car keys? Oh, that appointment isn’t until next week. Oh no, it was yesterday! If you work from home, you know that sometimes the days blend into each other. There’s not much human contact. Night and day blend into each other. Throw a kid … More Did I take a shower today? …because I don’t remember…

Christmas Lights

The bright light clicked on, interupting the soft glow of the morning. The crumpling of wrapping paper filled the room. “SMILE!” he commanded. The children faked their best smiles. “Do what you’re told,” had been embedded into their psyches. “Oh, this is not the one I wanted,” Marge sighed, and then just as suddenly, held … More Christmas Lights