Month: May 2002

  • roasted back pain

    It began the morning I rummaged my way past Christmas decorations to the freezer and reached deep in the bottom to select a roast for supper. Because the lid does not stay up by itself, I pushed up on it as I stretched down to the bottom. For several minutes I reorganized frozen packages of…

  • Fairy tale vs. reality ever after

    Fairy tales are a major factor in the lives of our nine granddaughters. The youngest pore over fairy tale picture books and watch the cartoon versions. Those in grade school pretend they are princesses who live happily ever after, serving tea to visitors. The oldest view every guy as a potential Prince Charming ready to…

  • Happy what?

    “Happy Easter!” A bit late? After all, yesterday was Mother’s Day. But we all know that every day is Mother’s Day just like Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection every time they gather to worship. We simply place a greater emphasis once a year. However, not every church celebrates Easter at the same time. The Eastern Orthodox…

  • Me and my kid brother

    Today is my baby brother’s birthday. As the head principal of a large high school near Phoenix, Ariz., he probably would prefer to not hear about the time our mother propped him, me and his bottle in an over-stuffed chair so I could feed him all by myself. Fortunately for him, I don’t remember much…