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“Can’t you go a little faster?” I muttered under my breath. “What did you say, Peppy?” came the voice of my granddaughter from the back seat. Before I had time to repeat myself, her … more
Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not more
They looked like strawberries dotted across the white kitchen tile floor, only they weren't. It was quarter-sized drops of blood. Carol had already identified the source and quarantined Ollie in his travel crate. He wore that I've done something bad"" more
In a surrealistic presidential primary campaign season that has been more akin to a television reality show than to a serious process to determine who would be eligible to become our chief executive, … more
Lemonade or water?” came the cheerful greeting from the camp counselors. Pitchers filled to the brim stood in front of them, as well as a phalanx of plastic glasses. We passed up the drinks … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and militaristic rulers, our founding fathers believed that a people more
My niece’s two-year-old son, Wynn, squirmed in his mother lap. Clearly, breakfast was over, although he had only eaten two chunks of watermelon and a spoonful of cottage cheese. He was on to bigger … more
On June 23, 2016, the unthinkable happened in a referendum vote by United Kingdom citizens. The ballot referendum called “British Withdrawal from the European Union” or “Brexit” surprised the … more
What’s a gift without it being wrapped? I suppose it’s like going to a restaurant, ordering a sumptuous meal, and having it served out of the pan. Presentation is so much a part of the gift. … more
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