Monthly Archives: January 2012

And The Winner Isn’t

It’s Oscar time again. And I can’t help feeling the statue is well-named. After all, who but a Grouch could manage to use the occasion every year to concentrate on the losers? “Leonard DiCaprio, passed over for his portrayal of … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

Some of you may remember that Robert Heinlein once wrote about a cat who could walk through walls. I figure, this once, that I can match him. After all, I have the dog who walked through doors. The hard way. … Continue reading

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Going Out Of Our Tree

Heather has always loved history. And she’s always loved lists. Now that she’s discovered genealogy, I might not see her again until June. “Ooh, Scotty!” she calls, staring at a computer reproduction of a handwritten census record from a forgotten … Continue reading

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I Now Pronounce Thee …

The wedding crowd gasped as my heel caught the tablecloth. Audra and Anthony had placed two glasses of sand and an hourglass on the table, intending to combine the sand as they would combine their lives.  Now, for a heart-stopping … Continue reading

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