Love Letter

Love Letter

I belong to a writer’s group that meets twice a month. Between meetings we occasionally have an optional “homework” assignment. A few weeks ago that assignment was to write a love letter to ourselves as is it were from someone else. ┬áThis is mine:...
It Feels Like the First Day of School

It Feels Like the First Day of School

At the beginning of this year I made some changes in my life, major changes. Closed one business completely, started winding down the other one, applied for early Social Security (thank you for all those corporate years), downsized and moved. My calculations told me...
Spooker – the Arrival

Spooker – the Arrival

My mother opened the door and was greeted with another chorus of “Trick or Treat!” As she was dropping goodies into the proffered bags and admiring little costumes a cat strolled through the open door and made himself at home in the kitchen. Halloween...
Jigsy

Jigsy

Jigsy was  tiny dog with a huge libido. He was an equal opportunity hound. Chihuahua or Great Dane and every female canine in between were likely to receive his adoring attentions. I have no idea how he came to be a member of our constantly changing pantheon of pets....
Grumpy

Grumpy

Grumpy was a drunk. He was a drunk and he couldn’t fly. Maybe that’s why he was grumpy. Actually he wasn’t grumpy. Wait, he was Grumpy but that was his name, not his disposition. Grumpy was a happy drunk and not being able to fly didn’t seem to...