Truly, a Sick Man

Truly, a Sick Man

My Uncle Art fought in the 2nd World War in the Pacific,  but later he traveled back to the Philippines, trying to re-establish friendships and good times from the war. His carefree life would be dangerous to us if we read the details, eating anything and everything, spending time with world-wise women, and traveling in bug infested environments. […]

Gouda and Wax

Gouda and Wax

The lobby of a church, a Sunday ceremony for the installation of a new pastor. The air filled with an excited murmur, the punch and cheese trays magnificent. By now most had drifted into the sanctuary, but a few hungry stragglers remained. That meant more cheese and crackers for me and not having to jostle […]

Unique Story Starters

Unique Story Starters

Why English Teachers Look Frazzled, like a baseball that doesn’t have its leather coat and has been sitting out in the rain. This is a list of submitted actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays: 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by […]