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Monthly Archives: February 2019

She Took It To School

Wed, 20 Feb 2019, 08:49 PM (-06:00)

“Mister,” he said. The classroom was full of students milling around in the moments remaining before the bell. “Mister,” he said again. I looked over at him. “She took it to school!”  He was talking about his sister. She is very sick and until recently had been getting chemo. The other day, he told me […]

Out In It

Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 02:40 PM (-06:00)

It was in the low 40s, which to be honest almost passes for a “hard freeze” in Central Texas. Break out the winter gear!  It was drizzling, and my glasses were speckled with raindrops. I was coming back from a 4 mile run, heading downhill. In the distance, I saw a man walking the other […]


Sat, 2 Feb 2019, 08:33 PM (-06:00)

It was Saturday just after lunch. Tony was on the floor of our kitchen. There were ice maker parts spread about.  When he had arrived, Tony had pulled the ice maker out of our freezer and tested the water supply, which was fine. He mumbled something about how the valve must be ok, so he went to his truck for […]