My Worst Job Interview

The offices were three rented rooms in a mid-rise building, the artwork on the walls cheap, the furniture nondescript. I was asked the usual “Where do you see yourself in 5 years” type questions, and then told, “We have quite a few people applying for a limited number of positions. We’re only taking the best… Continue reading My Worst Job Interview

The Deep End

I think by the time you reach a certain age, you’ve had a few close calls with death. The first time I brushed past the Grim Reaper was when I was about seven. It was summer time and my day care center had bused us all to the community pool. The kid to adult ratio… Continue reading The Deep End

City Wildlife

We don’t use our front yard very much. We’re pretty private, unfriendly people and we prefer our fenced-in backyard where we can be outside and not have to see or talk to anyone. Consequently, the local wildlife prefer the front yard. Last month a robin built her nest under our gutters, and by standing on… Continue reading City Wildlife


Sometimes weird stuff just happens to you, you know? Here’s some weird things I can think of off the top of my head: A couple years ago, I was sitting on a hill eating lunch with my family and we got to talking about four-leaf-clovers. I said, “You know, I have never found one.” Then I looked… Continue reading Happenings

Channeling Julie Andrews

With the foreseeable forecast being nothing but rain, rain, storms, and rain, I think I’ll take some time to reflect upon all the things in life that bring me joy. Things like: When my feet stick to the tub when I first get in the shower, and then I lift them up one by one… Continue reading Channeling Julie Andrews


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