A Favorite QuoteDo not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard
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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.
Storm on the way. Gray sky brings in the wind, still soft but kicking up in spurts. It grabs an oak leaf—a big raggedy red oak leaf and spirals it upwards like a miniature kite, like a feather, like a … Continue reading
She was hunched over in her nursing home wheelchair in a tiny room between the kitchen and main dining room, at a small round table. She’d lost the use of her voice and her limbs, and needed feeding. I’d say … Continue reading