Category Archives: memoir

Dodging silver and other bullets

Today, I nearly walked into the path of a car that was entering traffic from a parking lot. The driver was edging into the road and had carefully scoped out his exit. I am certain that he had looked up … Continue reading

Posted in Creative writing, memoir | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Coffee, class and culture: Airport consumption patterns as a measure of globalization and status hierarchy

Coffee, class and culture: Airport consumption patterns as a measure of globalization and status hierarchy.

Posted in Creative writing, Humor, memoir | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The tests fail us

When you receive a medical diagnosis that is serious, your mind moves out like a posse chasing a dangerous suspect. At first, the deputies fan out in all directions at once without much coordination. One team is off in the … Continue reading

Posted in memoir | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The courage of children

My pretty enough mother was always worried that we, her children, would have large noses. She would point to her own and my father’s as examples of noses that were simply too big. It seemed, however, that with sufficient and … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Creative writing, memoir | Tagged , | 1 Comment