Category Archives: Story

Half Empty

Hopefully everyone has arrived safely where they needed to be the day after Christmas.One can only imagine all the left-overs that were being re-invented for today's meal and possibly a few more forward.  Some meats actually taste better twice warmed.  I'm sure you've all had left-over turkey and standing rib roast sandwiches the following da … continue reading

Waiting for the Day

After finding a light coat of snow on the ground this morning, with great dis-pleasure I went into the storeroom and pulled out the snow shovel which I'd hoped would remain there for a few more weeks.  It's amazing how quickly we forget those many muscles that go un-used when shoveling until it comes time to do it again.  I'm sure I'll be having … continue reading

I Don’t Have To

With Christmas Eve bearing down on us once again, I've found myself taking a different approach to the Season after all those many years of performing the same old rituals.  After looking more closely at the whole picture, my sudden change was likely caused by the unexpected evolution of my thinking.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we humans … continue reading

Druid Priest

If only we could have days like today up until the first of the year, and then start warming up.  Sounds a bit scary when considering the official 1st day of winter doesn't start until the 22nd of this month.  At least we haven't had any of that evil white stuff to contend with thus far.One of my late morning appointments took me out to a home … continue reading

Carved in Italy

The first and foremost little job for me today was to play for St. Paul Lutheran Church's Service.  Before I arrived there a little after 8:00 am, I ran thru the pieces they selected for me play just one more time on the piano at my office.  When I arrived, I was glad the church was heating up because me fingers were exceptionally cold, and as mo … continue reading

Christmas Vacation

Being unable to put my finger on it, I've come to the conclusion that today was just one of those strange ones that arrive at random without rhyme or reason creating quirky, yet memorable happenings as I'm living thru them.Thank goodness the snow flurries were just that, and left nearly as quickly as they arrived.  Certainly without complaints, … continue reading

Smeared with Color

After I arrived at my office this morning, I noticed that it wasn't getting warmer, but rather colder during our first daylight hours.  While on my way out to a breakfast invite with several clients, I noticed my car's thermometer had dipped below 10 degrees due to the wind having started up again.  Since I normally don't eat that much for breakf … continue reading

Sweeping Temperatures

There's no question I was out of the office more than in today with it being the first of the month as well as a Monday.  At least I did get everything accomplished including having one of my listings sold.  Looks like December is going to be an active one.One of my personal chores today was to go over to the bank and have some debit cards crea … continue reading

The Neighborhood’s Filling

Several hours of my morning was spent with clients/customers who were either buying or selling.  As noontime rolled around, I suddenly came to the conclusion I'd just had two back-to-back meetings with ISTJs which is an acronym of people who are introverted sensing, extroverted thinking, introverted feeling, and extroverted intuitive, or simply co … continue reading

Hell-bent Ride

Another soft landing took place today with one of my listings, and just before we finished up with it, the buyer announced to everyone how much she enjoyed working with me because of my being very kind and helpful during the whole process of her purchase.  I finally had to say, "Please. If you say anymore, I'm going to get teary-eyed."  Of course … continue reading