The Proverbial [Non-Fiction]

Does absence make the truly make the heart fonder, or is out of sight, out of mind the better approach? This writer investigates.

Ice Cream Lady [Non-Fiction]

“Do you hire girls?” I asked. It was 1969 and I had called about an ad for an ice cream truck driver.  I found it under “male/female help wanted,” but in those days women did not drive trucks. “Oh, yes,” replied the company owner.  “I prefer to have women drive my trucks.  They treat them…

A Butterfly’s Promise [Non-Fiction]

A mass of teddy bears formed an impenetrable wall that stretched the length of a city block. Those bears, in an array of colors, sizes and shapes, sat shoulder to shoulder in silence, a tribute to the hundreds that perished in the Oklahoma City bombing. The community, as well as the nation, was still reeling…