Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Tiny White Elephant

I’ve been thinking about gifts that aren’t exactly welcome. Like a white elephant. I’ve heard that in India a white elephant is sacred, so if you are “blessed” with one you can’t make it work, but you have to feed … Continue reading

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The Image of Fear

Isn’t the mind an interesting thing? One of my guilty pleasures in the past was a show called Fear Factor. It was always amazing to me how one contestant would be covered in rats with a facial expression like she … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels and Ph.D’s

You know, sometimes life just hands you something good. Right out of the blue… SMACK… something so amazing that you can’t even imagine it until it happens. Like one day when I was walking to school – wonder if that … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Fringe

It was a hot summer night in July, probably 1977, and my best friend Steve and I were laying on our sleeping bags close to the cherry tree in my backyard. We had been laying there looking at the stars … Continue reading

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Happy Everything!

Have you ever considered your talents? How very odd and unique and wonderful a compilation they really are? For example, I was born to racquets. I know, odd huh? My grandma used to tell me, EVERY time I saw her, … Continue reading

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