Mysteriously, like distorted life forms in a ’50s horror movie, boxes of cards, letters, Boy Scout badges, elementary school drawings, birthday party favors — and photographs! Endless photographs! – seep into our lives from the recesses of the attics and closets. I throw nothing out and it’s stressful; I throw anything out and the next [...]
Playwright/author Alice Childress has written, “Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.”
It gets pretty close with Willie Kaster and his grandson, Eric. Kaster remembers the start of his apprenticeship in his grandfather’s workshop. “He loved using block planes over electric routers, sanding blocks over electric sanders. He always preferred manual tools over [...]
Grand Wisdom By Arlyne Parness
Each of my two daughters is different. They are each correct. One loves to indulge her daughter in Barbie dolls and princess costumes, while the other would prefer to find other avenues for her daughter to focus on during her fantasy play. Both are fine and both are right.
I bought my grandson a gorgeous sweater. I asked the clerk to wrap it in special race-car paper and tie it with a huge red bow. When Timmy worked his five-year old fingers, and completed the opening, he tossed the sweater on the floor.
“It’s clothes again!”
I was hurt. His mother was embarrassed.
GRAND WISDOM BY JOSEPH MELUZZI
Even though you’re too young to understand the words, maybe someday you’ll pick up this letter and understand and feel good.
These are thoughts that I’ve collected from many sources of reading out of books, not the Internet or You Tube or My Space or a Kindle but books, newspapers [...]