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Lesson From A Gopher Tortoise

About halfway through my run this morning, in the darkness of my neighborhood, I came across a baby gopher tortoise lying upside down in the road. It was the smallest gopher tortoise I have ever seen and its little legs were moving but its body wasn’t going anywhere. The road the tortoise was stuck on...

If My Car Had A Sticker…

My town is full of minivans and SUVs. And an overabundance of these family stickers conspicuously placed on their rear windows. You know the ones I’m talking about. Father, mother, son, daughter, cat and dog. The first couple of times I saw them, I felt a little left out. I never saw a sticker for...

Gesundheit

Ever get into a funk before? And all of a sudden everything, and I mean everything, starts to bother you? Well until a few hours ago, I was in one. And it kind of got out of control. But don’t worry I’m out of it now. It’s safe to come back inside. I think the...

Halloween Humbug?

Today is Halloween. And, it’s also Saturday. A rare cosmic coincidence. And to round out the trifecta, it’s also the end of Daylight Saving Time. So this means everyone is going to stay up extra late because there is no school or work tomorrow and because we gain an extra hour of sleep. In our...

So Much More Than A Hoop

My son bought a basketball hoop last week with his birthday money. He had been coveting other people’s hoops in the neighborhood. But I kept putting him off. I didn’t want a big monolith in my backyard. I live in a zero-lot line house. But he started playing basketball in PE at school, and at...

Pelo Loca

My friend’s 40th birthday is next week. Because she likes things just so, she decided to pre-empt any sort of surprise by throwing herself a party. A large one with 70 guests. The party was last weekend at her house. My friend is Cuban, her husband is Honduran. And they are two of mine and...