Stranger Things Have Happened

Reading time: 4 minutes Under the category of Stranger Things Have Happened – I mean that literally in this case because, look above – someone (okay, John Frain) just won a writing contest. OFF THE MENU Theme: Transformation. 800 words max. Bribing the judges with alcohol, while not condoned, was never expressly prohibited in the rules. […]

More Driving Lessons & Life Lessons

Your Gamblin’ Days are Over Reading time: 2 minutes – Sorry I’ve been absent, life got in the way. Which is better than death getting in the way, now that I think about it, so I’m not sorry. Gabe and I are back on the road again. Today’s road lesson: Thou shalt not gamble. He wants […]

Driving Lessons: Surviving (Barely) Day 3

Gabe Plays Chicken – and Survives — Reading time: 3 minutes:  It’s called the hippocampus, the part of your brain responsible for memory, particularly the transference of short-term to long-term memory. Mine is defective enough that I have selective recall. I only remember good things. So in a couple days, when Gabe says to me, […]

Driving Lessons & Life Lessons

On the Road with Gabe – Day Two — Reading time: 3 minutes It doesn’t take me long to forget that Gabe is on Day Two of driving. After less than a mile, I pull my phone out and start checking scores. I’m always curious to see if Albert Pujols is breaking out of his […]

License to Thrill

Driving Lessons & Life Lessons — Reading time: 2 1/2 minutes – My son took the driver’s test (twice I learned later, overhearing his conversation with his aunt) and got his permit on Friday. If anyone within a five-mile radius reads this, you’ve been warned. The first thing to know is this: I’m his instructor. The […]