“Cummins and Co.” Summer 1973 It was the summer between my Junior and Senior years of high school. My sister’s husband bought me a car so I could drive to school. It was a 1965 Chevy Impala, the ugliest color purple you could imagine. It had been in a wreck and was salvaged. My … Continue reading My First Job
Boomers and millennials have a very different experience. While boomers, myself included, were taught patience is a virtue, millenials were taught to access information rapidly. In a recent exchange on Craigslist, the millennial version of the Dewey Decimal system, my wife and I listed a car for sale. It had many miles but had been … Continue reading The Craigslist Story – Learning to Speak Millenial
I’d like to preface this by saying how much time I spend thinking about stories and how to write them in an interesting way. However, more and more, I find that the most interesting ones occur in real life and all I have to do is report them in my own words. Below is such … Continue reading New Years Day
So I suppose in this scenario, I’m the Cat. My wife and I were standing in line at the movies discussing the little we knew about the movie we were going to see. We’d set out to see another movie but as we approached the marquis we realized we’d gotten the theaters wrong. No … Continue reading Curiosity Kills the Cat
It’s funny how you develop roles when you’re married. In the solar system of marriage you have your universe. In my marriage my wife is the earth. She keeps our universe livable. Keeps us near the sun so we don’t freeze. Keeps us rotating so we get near the Safeway occasionally so we don’t starve. … Continue reading Solar System
He just stood there with the receipt in his hand. Nico had purchased some items for lunch at his local market. On checking his receipt he noticed he’d been charged almost $3.00 for two apples. So he walked over to double check the price and sure enough they were on sale for $1.99 a pound. … Continue reading How ‘bout Them Apples?
They say you should write down your dreams. OK! You’re sitting at your local bistro or bar reflecting on life as we often do and suddenly it hits you. “Life is a pussy.” As I understand it, and let’s just say for the sake of transparency alcohol is involved, our options are “eternal” … Continue reading Dream Journal