Monday, May 1st, 2017

As everyone knows, there are really only two seasons in the year. Summer is the nice one. Bummer is the other one. The former starts with the first pitch in earnest during Major League Baseball’s spring training. I usually deem summer to end with the last pitch of the World Series. But not this year. […]

Summer jobs for college students come in many flavors, and I will never forget the summer I spent riding a rock drill helping dig a trench for a utility line. I seem to remember that the tool weighed about 90 pounds while I weighed all of 125, but I think my memory has inflated the […]

This post owes its inspiration to a very unusual book I am reading, Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. One of the characters in the book has just been given the news that his illness was untreatable and that he had not long to live. After the initial shock wore off and he shed a […]

Several times over the past 5 years or so I have posted about my encounters with Kenneth L. Abbott at 22nd and Washington, near the mid-point of my daily walks. He passed into the company of his Maker on March 11, 2012 at age 89. Last fall he pulled to the curb in his immaculate […]

Sometimes life seems to get all tangled up or maybe life goes on its merry way and I get all tangled up trying to make sense of it. Either way, the last month-and-a-half has been a real dandy for this member of the Ayers clan. Not that you care all that much, of course, but […]