Cake

“It must be time for cake,” I said. “We’ve been working for a whole hour.” “But you just had cake.” “Yes, but I only had a small slice. And it’s sponge which means it’s mostly just air. Besides, it’ll go stale if we don’t eat it.” “Things don’t go stale in an hour.” “You don’t … More Cake

Ping Pong

“Hey, you wanna play ping-pong?” Hmm…feign enthusiasm or just say, no thanks and be on my way? Stupid question. I mean she’s only eight. How much of a challenge can it be? “Sure. Sounds like fun.” But just in case: “I haven’t played in years. And I hurt my playing arm yesterday doing important grown up … More Ping Pong

Life decisions

I was offered two jobs. I liked them equally, so how to pick? Flip a coin? Draw from a hat? “How about you list the pros and cons?” suggested my friend. Job One Pros Cons Good pay No lolly jar Close to home   Good hours   Nice people   Job Two Pros Cons Lolly … More Life decisions

Nature. So…

Everyone knows not to walk between trees in Australia. Or under them. Or anywhere near them before dawn. Or after dawn if we’re being honest. It was a beautiful night, a sliver of moon nestled in the infinite stars above. I was looking up at this glorious view on my way to check the mailbox … More Nature. So…