Birthday Party

As I mentioned in my last blog post, Mom’s 82nd birthday was yesterday. My aunt, who died 12 days before Mom last March, is buried next to her. She is three years older, and her birthday is next week. So naturally, I had to take enough flowers and cupcakes to...

Missing Mom

Mom’s 82nd birthday would have been day after tomorrow, but she died last March, and I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around that fact. Day after tomorrow we “should” be heading out to Safeco Field together, eating a copious amount of garlic fries, and...

Guilty Pleasure

I am not a patient person, but that’s not the main reason I’m more than willing to plunk down a big chunk of change at the box office window. Not only do I not want to wait for the videos to come out, but I just love the whole experience of attending a large, dark...

Miracles Happen

I’ve been a regular story contributor to “Chicken Soup for the Soul” since my first submission, and success, in February, 2010. It was nothing short of a miracle that the very first time I submitted to the book series my anecdote about teaching was accepted. And...

Idolatrous

Once upon a time, let’s call it August 18, 1980, I was trying to locate a former college friend of mine. (This was long before Google, mind you.) Deep in the recesses of my memory, I recalled that my friend was from Utah, and that his father was a pediatrician in...
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