The man in the suit was middle-aged, unremarkable. I was walking toward the entrance of an office building. ~ ~ ~ I was raised to be well-mannered, say, please, thank you, Sir, Ma’am, at the appropriate times. It’s important to know this up front, as important as it is to know that I could also … More Uncommon

bubble universe

A bubble would be nice, don’t you think? With the current flu epidemic, it would be really nice. I could wrap myself up, knowing I’d be safe from airborne microbes just waiting to invade my throat and lungs, and venture out into the world without a care. Of course, the bubble would have to be … More bubble universe


I’ve tended to use profanity the way many people do—as an exclamation point. Hit my head on the freezer door (freezers on the top? Not a good idea), or bang my leg on a chair? Curse.  Break a plate or glass (I am very bad with glass), knock a goblet of wine on the rug? … More Invective