Pseudo Pneumonia

"Pneumonia?" I said as I looked at the x-ray. "Yes, see these infiltrates, these large white patches throughout your lungs?" asked Dr. B. pointing at my lung... more

Books and Stuff

“Are you still there?” I spoke into the phone, not sure if my husband hung up on me or was simply speechless. “Another garage sale?” he asked after a... more

Activity Boy

I sit alone on a chartered flight that will be landing way, way south of the border, on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. This constitutes a fear of the unknown... more


If I were to write an ad in the personals, it would read something like this: Wanted: Handsome Young Pirate. Wooden leg acceptable. Removable hook optional. ... more

Thirty-one Toes

My husband and I sat in the sparsely-furnished waiting area of the metropolitan hospital, watching our three-year-old grandson, Dylan, frolic over the furniture... more

Moving Day

The caravan of cars pulls away from the parking lot. First, my sister’s shiny red Mustang, then the sensible black sedan of her boyfriend and finally, my daug... more

Sick of Suggestions

I got sick and was not getting better. After the third day, on the advice of my mother, I went to see my doctor. He said I had a strep infection and put me on t... more

The Third Table

Every day I die a thousand deaths. Every day I face extinction in the business world. Being in one’s own business you look for a job every day. Every proposal... more