The Promised Land

“I’m bored,” Natalie said. It had rained all day and, after playing video games, watching TV, and surfing kiddie You Tube, digital ennui had finally set in.  “Being bored is part of life,” I said.  “What does that, like, even mean?” “Go outside and...

I Could Not Stop for Death

“I’ll be back in about an hour,” I said. “I’m going for a run.”  “Okay Daddy.”  “Call me if you have a problem.”  ‘Uh huh,” Natalie, said, fiddling with the remote.  “Mommy will be home before I get back. Then we’ll go have dinner.”  Leaving...

Missing

A friend of mine’s daughter has gone missing. If you have any information regarding the two girls pictured below, please contact the New York State Police Thank you. May 22. 2024 – Happy to report the young woman and her companion are home safe and...

Fear Is the Wish

When I ran up to the corner, a car was waiting to make a right and I slowed down, wary of the young woman driving because she was texting on her cell phone. Lost in her electronic reverie she didn’t move so, I jogged past, giving her a wide berth. Good thing I...

Cousin It Saves the Day

When I was around twenty-five, I noticed my hearing wasn’t what it used to be and visited and audiologist.  “Were you in the service?” he asked me after conducting a hearing test.  “No,” I said. “Why?”  “You have the kind of hearing loss people get when...