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Airtight. Airtight. Her mind raced. Airtight. She didn’t know why, but she was sure the container needed to be airtight. She raced to the kitchen, pawed through plastic bags, aluminum foil, old mayonnaise jars. Finally she grabbed a plastic bag … Continue reading
I can never water my trees enough. It’s the desert where I live. I’ve killed many trees because I didn’t water them enough. So when my peach tree started looking peaked I asked the tree doctor what was wrong with … Continue reading
When ever there is a big golf tournament on TV, I think about my dad. I’m a golf brat. My dad was a golf pro, he played par golf all his life. He would love seeing the younger guys play. … Continue reading
She was tough, my granny. She survived two husbands, ran her own small business by herself, cooked for her sons and their wives and children on Sundays, went to church every week and spent time with me. She was my … Continue reading
Large cities are simply cobbled together small towns. People stay in their own neighborhoods most of the time. They go to the same walking path, the same grocery store, the same drug store week after week. People begin to recognize … Continue reading
Wild mustard, dandelion, lots of things I don’t recognize. They taunt me. They wave their heads in the sunshine and laugh at me. No matter how many I pull, there are always more of them. Each drop of scarce rain … Continue reading
The lowly adverb lingered, ignored – spurned. Why did he even show up for class when this teacher was around? This unimaginative moron of a teacher who told students that adverbs – the most gracefully charming descriptors available – were … Continue reading
“Okay, so a noun is a person, place or thing.” The teacher wrote noun on the white board. “Now,” she asked, “what is a verb?” Beyoncé, the class brain, raised her hand. “I’m a verb,” she said. Before the teacher … Continue reading
Words are old-fashioned. Everything is visual now. Everything is images. Words take too much time. Now it’s Instagram, Snapchat, quick video, the preview, the first look. Words, reading, long thoughts are anachronisms from a bygone era. TL;DR is today’s style … Continue reading