Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day for the first kid to ever pop the plastic bubbles. That would be me.Read More It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minute The birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is almost over, but I need to share with you how my wife, of Scots heritage, celebrated.Read More Release the Cranachan!
Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was a lad, the most anticipated—and appreciated—holiday was the unexpected and unpredictable snow day. But the times are a-changing.Read More No days like snow days
Reading Time: 2 minutes What is it with Brits and dead birds? On three nights, from “Masterpiece” to “The Vicar of Dibley,” we encounter birds that ceased to be.Read More On ex-parrots
Reading Time: 2 minutes As much as I tease about Mailbox Roulette, I feel for snow plow operators. The job ain’t easy and a good one is hard to find.Read More Plowing into trouble
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why cuss and stomp your feet in the snow when the plow smashes slush into your mailbox? You can make a game of it!Read More On playing Mailbox Roulette
Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been saying it for years. The new year in January is just a clerical error, The real year starts in the fall. And not with Rosh Hashanah.Read More The new year is already old
Reading Time: 5 minutes -WRITING LIFE- Creating a cast for a one-act play about the medium who baffled Houdini seemed simple–until research showed there was more to the story.Read More ‘Margery’ character studies
Reading Time: 6 minutes – FICTION – ‘It’s too far’ said the tiny voice in the back seat. ‘Yes,’ her dad responded, ‘But look how far we’ve come!’ From “He Said, She Said.” 1,500 words.Read More ‘Are We There Yet?’
Reading Time: 5 minutes – WRITING LIFE – How an internship for Reader’s Digest launched my interest in Houdini and a story that would haunt me for life.Read More Nothing up my sleeve…