“Twas ever thus that no man shall completely know his end. Knowing that there is an end is enough. If this were not so, each person who ponders on the wherefore and the why of this realm of existence might spend all time allotted to somehow change the fate was […]

Joshua in London

I don’t care if I spoiled the picture. I told Mom I didn’t want her to take it, but does she ever care what I want? After all, did we come all the way to London just to take stupid pictures? O.K., if that’s the reason we came, then I’ll […]

An Important Instant

I had been working at the bakery on Sundays, running special deliveries to West side and East side groceries and delicatessens.  The union drivers never worked on Sunday, but the fresh bread, bagel, and hard rolls had to be delivered.  The drivers would leave orders for their customers who were […]

The Algebra Lesson

Mrs. VanLandingham was the one who demanded the most from me of all the teachers at Lake Junior High School. She taught math; not beginning math but Algebra 1 & 2 and geometry up to solid. She was old (that was to us teenagers) and probably would have been considered […]

I Remember Feeling Stupid

Actually it was only yesterday, or maybe last week or month. Here I am supposed to be doing my homework, and nothing was coming to mind. Had nothing happened, recently, that would show how stupidity often shapes “my destiny”? As for “ destiny”. I’m really not sure what that means, […]

The Photograph

I am seated between two lovely ladies. My wife, Maxine, is on my right and Ginny is on the left. The photograph has been as unexpected bonus to a delightful party; made so by the uncanny rapport that was established when my wife and I were introduced to this stranger. […]


Grandpa, why do you hold my hand so tight when we cross the street? Because, dear one, I am responsible for you when you are in my care. What does “responsible” mean? It means, that if you get hurt or lost or scared, I will catch it good from your […]

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