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The Lazy Susan was the final straw. For years, the corner cabinet spun in only one direction to expose half of its contents. That's just the way it was, although by wedging a knife - a butter knife, nothing sharp - where it bound and exerting some force, more
A 12-minute set,” Bob announced to those in the locker room Saturday. There were incredulous responses. “How did you manage that? You really must have been on top of your … more
I have flown. That's not extraordinary. Lots of people have flown, and a good many have pilot licenses. But I'm not talking about taking a flight some place or climbing into a cockpit to sit behind the controls of an airplane. Rather, this is imaginary more
“This is scary,” I said to Carol. She looked at me, questioning. I looked at my watch again. It was 3 a.m. Friday and precisely as forecast, it started to rain. How can they get it down … more
“What kind of dog do you own?” I found the question out of left field as I and a lineup of reporters and TV cameramen stood in the shadow of a mountain of road salt, waiting for the governor … more
I know this section of road. I should after having traveled it for more than 70 years at all times of the year. It's changed over the decades. Shoulders have been widened. The signage is much improved, although I miss the Burma Shave signs and their more
It's happened several times at different times of night. For no apparent reason I wake up with the feeling I'm being watched. The room is dark. The ticking of the bureau clock seems unusually loud. I slow my breathing and listen intently. It's then that more
Bread has been called the “staff of life” but not until visiting my son in Chicago over the weekend did I discover that it can also be the yeast of relaxation. Jack, Jen and their two children … more
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