Tag: Charity

Pump Nine and the Lamb Lady

A couple of nights ago, I stepped clear of the automatic sliding doors at a local convenience store and back into the darkness of the evening. It wasn’t late, but as everyone knows, darkness comes early in the soon to be winter months. I had taken only one step...

Write Drunk, Edit Sober – Ernest Hemingway

Write drunk, edit sober, a quote ascribed to Ernest Hemingway. Of course Hemingway said it.  Anyone who knows anything about Hemingway knows he was a drunk, a drinker, a consumer of great quantities of intoxicants.  He had to have said that.  But, what if he said it and he...

The Elf In The Shoe

Chapter One:   “Henry J, get down here and eat your breakfast.  The bus is going to be here any minute.” “Coming, Dad.” “Well, hurry up, already.  I’ve called you now three times.  I made oatmeal, your favorite.” “Is that the burning smell?” “There’s no burning smell down here. ...

Sitting in my Doctor’s Office

I was sitting in my doctor’s office.  His nurse had stopped by and told me he was running late and I should be patient.  It had been ten days since the biopsy.  How patient did he expect me to be? I was sitting in my doctor’s office and sitting...

Turning Sour Milk Into Dreams

Roughly two months ago, this country was shaken with the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and multiple murders. Sixty odd days have passed and the incident has come to symbolize many different things to different people. I’d like to ask you to travel back with me...