The Orange Snowman

The temperatures have dropped a little lately, becoming more…winterish. Chrissi saw a man bundled up in a thick coat while riding a scooter last week. She couldn’t help but laugh, and when she told me about it, we reminisced about our first winter together. When we...

The Gift that Lingers

Some people cannot talk to complete strangers. They cannot joke with them as if they are that uncle that always told the funniest stories but at whom your mother frowned with her sternest expression. I’ve never had that problem. Sometimes I find it easier to talk to a...

Meeting Strangers in a Strange Land

The vacation is over. But it certainly created some memorable moments. One such moment occurred while waiting in line for tender tickets so we could actually get off the ship to go experience an exciting adventure in Belize. I stood in line behind two women, and they...

Parents Just Don’t Understand

We always want the best for our children. In fact, I would hazard a guess that most people want their children to be better off than they were—after all, they do decide which nursing home you go into. The other day while driving home I started talking to my son as he...