A to Z Challenge Day 2: Barber

BARBER My barber blames his old job as a mafia hitman for why he names all his instruments. “This one here, I call her Karma,” he says as he caresses his gleaming scissors. “Summer cut,” I say, mostly ignoring him, “so take a little off the top and everything off my neck.” He leans my […]

A to Z Challenge: Agent

Friends challenged me to complete the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Since I never know what’s good for me, I accepted. My topic, because I have to choose one: SIX SENTENCE STORIES. Hemingway is credited with writing a six-word story. (“For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”) Many have attempted the art since. Hemingway was way […]

Why I Rob Banks

Reading time: < 3 minutes I knew a guy named Willie Sutton in college. (He wisely went by Will.) I guess there are tougher names parents can saddle you with, but the list is short. Probably not many folks with the surname Hitler, and it is beyond my imagination they’d name a son Adolph. Any […]

This Really Happened…

After watching a motorist sit at a stop sign for 15 seconds, make a right turn from a left turn lane and then bounce over the median, an officer pulled him over for a chat. He asked the driver where he was coming from. The answer: “I’m going that way.” Wait, it gets better.