A free-fall!

The past couple of days, I’ve surprised my wife by getting up early and running out to get her coffee, just the way she likes it at her favorite coffee shop. As I've left the house, I've been able to feel it in the air. I felt the goosebumps on the back of my arms... Continue Reading →

Life’s little frustrations

As I wrote recently, I was taking the trash to the curb a few weeks ago and noticed a dark spot on the car. I went to take a closer look and saw a long horizontal streak. I grabbed a rag and tried to wipe away the black mark, but it wouldn’t wipe off.  Someone... Continue Reading →

An Update: Finding a dead body

An update: The local coroner announced this week that investigators had used tattoo and dental records to identify a 62-year-old man whose body was found near a river in August and was referenced in my September 2, 2022 blog. The man’s family told the police he had not been seen since Feb. 28 and that... Continue Reading →

An unexpected anniversary present

My wife gave me the dreaded “It’s not you, it’s me” speech last weekend. I couldn’t believe her timing. We were traveling 75 mph on Route 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway, outside of Washington, DC, a flurry of cars, SUVs, and big rigs on either side of us, and out of the blue she... Continue Reading →

Spinning teacups

The delicate China teacups and saucers that we got as young newlyweds have been pushed to the dark recesses of our kitchen cabinet. The bright pastel coffee cups that my wife bought three years ago because she was tired of us living like a couple of poor 20-somethings have been pushed to the back too.... Continue Reading →

My first plane trip — looking for a ticket north

It's late February 1989.  Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini places a $3 million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. President George H. Bush attends the funeral of Japanese Emperor Hirohito, before meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo. The Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after... Continue Reading →

To the person who hit my wife’s car:

To the person who hit my wife’s car: I must admit that we almost missed the damage. Oh, you stinker! Yup, you got us, you surprised us. It took a day or two for us to see where you sideswiped the rear passenger side of our car and drove away without exchanging insurance information, without... Continue Reading →

Charles in Charge

After ten days of public mourning, Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Westminster Abbey — where she was crowned in 1953 — and then laid to rest on Monday. I’ve written in the past that I’m not big follower of the British Royals, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find the family dynamics fascinating. Here’s... Continue Reading →

Checking in on the modern day Soap Opera

When I was a young boy, my mother would let me play at a friend's house. We’d play with her brother’s Matchbox cars, or I’d cart my Lincoln Logs and we’d build a fort. We would be allowed to play uninterrupted for hours as long as we didn’t bother her mother in the middle of... Continue Reading →

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