The adventure of the improbable boat

"Dad!" Our eldest son called out one morning from the direction of the garage. "Dad!" He called again. "What," his father yelled back from the den where we both sat still in our pajamas, nursing far too little coffee to match Kiddo's level of activity. "If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable … Continue reading The adventure of the improbable boat

Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

It was my morning with the kids and their cousins. My morning to supervise them as they pulled out every toy I had so painstakingly put away just days before. My morning to ensure they reached the bus stop with backpacks and lunch sacks intact. Some mornings those tasks are easier than others. I informed … Continue reading Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

A part-time job and a lifetime’s worth experience with harrassment

This is not a happy story. One day, rather out of the blue, I decided that my teenage lifestyle could no longer be supported by the occasional babysitting gig. It was time I found a real job. Within short order, I was hired to work part-time at a nearby bagel shop. The shop was a franchise … Continue reading A part-time job and a lifetime’s worth experience with harrassment

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. That is unless you are a multimillion dollar food conglomerate, in which case why are people throwing lemons your way? Can't you pay for high-quality reusable shipping cartons to minimize the risk of bruising? But I digress. This weekend ended much like any other weekend. The kids were tucked … Continue reading Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet