Mockers and Brawlers

“I haven’t seen you before,” I said to the young women ringing up my groceries the other day. (I make it a point to build relationships with people wherever I go.)

“I usually work at the liquor store next door,” she said.

“That explains it,” I replied. “I don’t drink.”

“I don’t drink either, and I work at a liquor store!” she laughed.

I then (more…)

Clearing the Path of Stumbling Blocks

I am night blind. Years ago, I took my dog for a long walk right around dusk. It was summer, and I live in Florida, so I wore the standard-issue sleeveless top and shorts. Each of these points is important, people, because of what happened next.

Before I even realized what was happening, my foot caught in a bike ramp made of fresh (more…)