Category Archives: Tales and Stories

Coconut Christmas

. Tonight I set up the Christmas tree.  It’s a small artificial one since I can’t bring myself to buy one of the firs shipped in to Hawaii from the mainland a good month ahead of the holiday.  I know … Continue reading

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A Christmas Cavadee …

. It was my first Christmas in Canada for over twenty years.   Montreal was predictably cold … even colder than I remembered and the lovely carols from my childhood had been replaced with pop songs in all the malls. … Continue reading

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Pleasantness is like a Virus … it’s Contagious

. . She was a little colorless wren of a woman standing behind the service counter at Sears almost thirty years ago. The queue of people waiting in line in front of her was excessively long and each person seemed … Continue reading

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Caviar and “Haute Dawg”

It was well on the way to midnight.   I had been wrestling with a new graphic design for hours and my stomach had begun rumbling,  ominously warning me that it would join forces with the dull ache behind my eyes … Continue reading

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“Bird Songs” … Now on Amazon.com

My new book “Bird Songs” was just released on May 12 … Mother’s Day.  It’s now available on Amazon.com Bird Songs Originally I compiled a small collection of stories honoring the memory of my delightfully eccentric and free-spirited mother,  Maxine … Continue reading

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“This is Good”

. “This is good …”  Mom said. It was about six o’clock and the sky was already dark.  My father would be home in a few minutes, stomping the snow off his boots as he came through the door, bringing … Continue reading

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The Books of Knowledge

There’s not much which makes me cry anymore.  In over half a century I’ve seen and lived through enough to dry up that emotional spring which used to flow so readily when I was younger.  Now it’s only occasionally that … Continue reading

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