Ringtones, Overheard Intimacies, and Wardrobe Changes: Observations at The Airport Gate

I am sitting in an airport waiting for a connecting flight, which now has a 40 minute delay. This is a sudden trip. My brother-in-law Elliot passed away yesterday, and I am headed back to the Midwest for his funeral. His health had been failing for some time, so his death was not a surprise. … Continue reading Ringtones, Overheard Intimacies, and Wardrobe Changes: Observations at The Airport Gate

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Hiding Them Skeletons

A couple of months ago a bolt of lightning hit the roof of our condo. It immediately created a powerful electrical surge that fried a computer, the HDMI port of our flat screen television, and the thermal fuse in our clothes dryer. The surge to the dryer sparked a small fire which in turn set off a smoke … Continue reading Hiding Them Skeletons

What Doesn’t Kill You

I had the unfortunate luck of coming down with a cold this past July 4th holiday weekend. As best as I can recall, it's only the second time in my life that I've had any kind of summertime virus. The weather outside was beautiful with sunny skies and ninety degree temperatures, but I stayed inside huddled under … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You