I’D LIKE TO THANK MY DOGS, HUSBAND, FRIENDS, AND ALL BENIGN DEITIES

In accepting The George Burns award for surprising achievement in not dying, I recognize it is a trifle premature. The year is not yet over, but I thank you all for your optimistic projections of a future in which I hope to be a living participant. Thank you George Burns, for leading the parade to … Continue reading I’D LIKE TO THANK MY DOGS, HUSBAND, FRIENDS, AND ALL BENIGN DEITIES

The five-minute project that ate Chicago

"Wait a moment," says I, twiddling with something on the computer. "This will just take a minute." My husband's eyebrow rises. The right eyebrow. The eyebrow I fear. That eyebrow says "A minute? Really?" I look up, peer at the eyebrow. "Okay, five minutes. Tops, half an hour." "Uh huh," he says. Cynicism drips from … Continue reading The five-minute project that ate Chicago