Monthly Archives: April 2017

Carded

Dimitris and I both have memberships at the library, which is perfectly legal. Usually when we drive to the library to pick up material, he goes in while I sit in the car, saving myself the uphill walk. Gradually, the … Continue reading

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Bloody Work

I just had blood work done for a routine checkup. My appointment was scheduled for 8:30 in the morning and required that I not eat or drink anything other than water after midnight, the night before. Because of the problem finding a vein, I’m … Continue reading

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Advil, the Miracle Drug

Rick Coffman has been my Saturday morning bowling partner for oh so many years. We can’t remember when we started bowling, but it was probably back in the 1980s. Our first bowling alley burned down after being heavily damaged by … Continue reading

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My Granddaughter, the Star

My eleven-year-old granddaughter Gracey has been building on a career in Hollywood (or on Broadway) ever since she was born. For years, I took her to a dinner theater so that she got a good introduction into musical theater. She … Continue reading

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A Haircut a la Forrest Gump (re-edited)

Although my barber’s name is Christine, behind her back, I call her my “barbara.” She’s been cutting my hair for quite a while at the Disston Barber Shop just off 49th Street. The shop is very convenient for me, and … Continue reading

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How Green is my Yard

I live in a typical middle-class neighborhood. My home, which was built in 1987, is one of the newer homes in the neighborhood because there once was another house on my lot. When I had this house built, I had … Continue reading

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Easter Guilt

Many churches have multiple services during the week before Easter, traditionally known as Holy Week. I grew up in a Southern Baptist church that observed a regular service only on Easter Sunday morning. It was always a well-attended service. The … Continue reading

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