(hic): a baseball story

(hic) Frank hiccupped. Oh no, not now! Striiiike ONE! When Frank got the hiccups, he got them bad, and they always got worse. He held his breath, but he knew it was too late. (Hic) They couldn’t have come at a worse time. His team was hanging on by a thread. Bottom of the ninth,…

pieces of my world, part 6

  Welcome to part 6 of pieces of my world, where I answer the questions that Cee asks in her Share Your World challenge. Have you watched or plan to watch any of the 2014 Winter Olympics? I have not yet watched any of the 2014 Winter Olympics. I'm not sure if I will. I…

mac & cheese

The year was 1998. I think. Yes, it must have been 1998. Summer of 1998. Probably. The place was Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. USA. I was spending a week there with a bunch of other high school age kids. We were all there for fencing camp. Fencing, not fencing. The sport where you try…

tears of ink

So today a friend of mine at work was telling me about her daughter, and the past two days she had. This is not unusual, this particular co-worker often tells me about the goings on (at least some of) in her and her daughter's lives. So anyway, Monday was a pretty bad day for my…