We speak in metaphor, assigning words to pin down persons, places, and things. We capture actions as verbs and experiences through myriad flavors of descriptors. We fill dictionaries with words and define those words with yet more words.Read more "On the Subject of Storytelling"
The deal breaker for me is performance. While the Versa is not the fastest car in the world, horse acceleration is unacceptable. A horse goes zero to sixty in… neverRead more "Of Hooves and Horsepower"
“If you get something nice now under your pillow, that means you may only get a dollar in your stocking on Christmas Day.”
“That’s okay,” said Daniel. “That way I don’t have to be as good at Christmas.”Read more "Santa Claus vs. The Tooth Fairy"
We stopped at Ack Ack Nursery to see what they had for sale that met all of our arboreal criteria. The tree had to be taller than we were. It had to be big enough to support the weight of the occasional bird. Most importantly, we needed a tree that couldn’t escape.Read more "Free Range Tree"
I believe that – somehow – the people live on in the memories of those left behind. While that was comforting to me from my perspective – the living perspective – I found I had a lot of questions of what that would mean from the other side. What would such an afterlife seem like to someone who had died?Read more "Death from Both Sides"
I pressed the Fanta button and stepped to the side so the first few purple drops of soda hit my arm instead of my shirt. I could wash my arm. I dropped the drinks off at the table and stopped Daniel from banging on the ketchup packets with his fists before disaster ensued.Read more "White Shirt Blues"
I remember the scientists studying the mountain weren’t dressed like scientists. They didn’t wear white coats, just T-shirts and shorts and tennis shoes.Read more "Memories – Mount St. Helens"