A hungry beggar looked and asked, "Might he to one so mean impart / Such life and with it hope endow?"
You wake up early and lug your luggage downstairs to wait for your Uber driver. Mild anxiety hangs in the air like the smell of last night's burnt coffee. Will he arrive? Almost to the minute of his scheduled arrival at 6:20, he pulls up in his new white CRV and helps you load your … Continue reading The God of Gate H1
"Sing, sparrows, sing, for God's good varied grace!" We are so well provided for.
In the spring of 2017 we began to hear rumblings from our neighbors that repairs were coming to Yellow Bucket Street. And came they did. In slow, agonizing stages. First they tore up the road. Then we waited. Then they hauled in and laid long cement blocks that ended up becoming the equivalent of curbs … Continue reading What’s Plus or Minus 2,000 Years?
My wife smiled as innocently as she could. I searched her eyes to no avail. What was she about to tell me? "I took them the box our water heater came in." "That's fine." As long as it was only that. "They're so cute," she said. "How many?" "Seven." "We're full." We've already adopted two … Continue reading Who Cares
It's that feeling you have when you're sitting on your couch looking at your Christmas tree and realize that only every other light is working. (After you spent all that time spacing the strands just right.) It's that feeling you have when you get new glasses and a week later scratch the right lens with … Continue reading Almost But Not Quite