Humble and kind

I walked away with tears streaming down my face. I couldn’t have been more thant six or seven years old. I turned around to try my case before the judge and jury one more time, but my mom had enough of my shenanigans and simply pointed to my room She was sending me there to... Continue Reading →

A daughter’s trust

The little girl ran ahead of her mom in the airport, trying to catch up to her dad. She couldn’t have been older than three or four. When she ran, she kept looking all around her, amazed by the rush of people, the bright sun shining in from the high windows, and the restaurants and... Continue Reading →

Finding a dead body

The old man in the New York Yankees baseball hat goes for a walk every day at the same time. He leaves his house a little after 8 in the morning, walks for about 30 minutes and finishes up in front of the small café where he grabs a coffee and a bagel. When he’s... Continue Reading →

Checking my biases at the door

I held my phone up to the scanner to get my boarding pass, but nothing happened. I turned it in a different direction, but the scanner still failed to pick up the QR code. I looked up for help. What was I doing wrong? Finally, a Muslim woman with the airline, wearing a hijab, a... Continue Reading →

New cop in town

I looked behind me and saw the red flashing lights. I sat back in my seat disgusted, I was being pulled over. When I was completely stopped, the police officer stepped out of his squad car and slowly made his way to my car.  He wore shiny Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses and motioned for me to... Continue Reading →

LMIRL, nah I’d rather not!

I’m a lover of words and phrases and good punctuation. I love how they give us structure but evolve to meet our changing needs. For instance, I love how we’ve created “Adulting,” “Doomscrolling,” and “Super-spreader” to explain modern-day, 21st century life. Adulting: the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially... Continue Reading →

Flying solo

The flight attendant walked down the aisle, checking one final time that everyone had their seat belt buckled. The pilot steered the plane into position and when he was ready, the engine rose a few more decibels and then pushed forward, speeding down the runway. Before I knew it, we were lifting-up off the ground... Continue Reading →

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

My son gave me a sour look and mumbled under his breadth that he was ready to leave. I looked at my wife, questioning what I had done. I had simply asked if he was ready, but I knew where I had gone wrong: I had woke him from his beauty sleep.  No, no, she... Continue Reading →

Click your heels, Dorothy!

I have a pet peeve.  As talk of Covid has died down this year, I hear a lot of business moguls and corporate leaders encouraging workers to return to the office. As one executive said this week on one of the morning business shows, “If you have a chance to go back, go back to... Continue Reading →

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