A Favorite QuoteLife is really simple but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius
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Back from the neighborhood pool. There’s a married couple there who are regulars. Nice folks. He’s a friendly whale, talks to everyone, swims to ease his back troubles. She’s big and beautiful, long auburn braid; placid, patient, smiling. I like … Continue reading
It’s been around since forever; retro, cheap and clean. Three mornings a week, May through October, I throw on my swimsuit and head out to our little municipal pool for a swim. When I first hit the water I feel … Continue reading
Can you imagine being completely paralyzed except for your left eye? I just saw this movie called “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Based on the reviews, it sounded pretty depressing. But I like movies that dig down deep. And … Continue reading
On a freezing cold Minnesota winter night, a smart little girl plays in her father’s college science lab, surrounded by instruments and gizmos, more at home in the lab than the house she grew up in. Her quiet preoccupation with … Continue reading
My daughter Amy has three boys. My three grandsons. Jake, the youngest is on the brink of adolescence. Born on the Fourth of July twelve and a half years ago. My daughter called him her little firecracker because of his … Continue reading
“Bonjour, monsieur,” I flirted. “Comment ça va,” you’d reply, harmless enough. You went to Montreal, brought me maple syrup, “Sugar Man,” it said on the label.