Rain is Water

Thursday 30 June 2016 1:15 pm It is raining heavily. I open the car door a little; just enough to get the umbrella out. Before I can open the umbrella I see a woman wearing a red blouse under a dark coloured pant suit failing her attempts to lock her car door, balance her boxed lunch, and prevent her umbrella from blowing away in the wind. She sacrifices her car keys to a puddle of water but cannot stoop low enoughRead more

Minus Ten

Tuesday 24 May 2016 9:43 AM “You got a haircut?! You look ten years younger!” “Really?! So how old do I usually look?” “I don’t know. You just look younger. It takes you.” “So I look like what; 50 years old now?” “It looks nice. It looks very nice.”Read more

Next in Line

Monday 23 May 2016 I’m in the hallway chatting with a friend; a woman. Another woman approaches, brushes up against me as she passes by, then continues on her way. Later at the grocery store, I find the shortest line to a cashier. There is a line where one man is already paying for his groceries, but someone has left their shopping basket at the end of the conveyor. I move past the unattended basket and place my lunch, GranolaRead more

Push Ups – The Cleaning Lady

I have just exited the restroom, and I am walking back to my office… “Mornin’!” “Good Morning.” “Have you been lifting weights, or what?! Your chest looks so big?!” “Push ups.” Quickly, I slip into the nearest room… (She seems to be waiting for me each morning.)Read more


I am the only customer in the dark little store. There is a sole female clerk, wearing a short, tightly fitting dress with broad shiny bangles, multiple golden rings on several of her fingers and large golden earrings dangling from her ears, standing behind the counter. I choose three items… “I would like to have these three, please; each in a paper envelope.” Meticulously, she removes each from its plastic case, folds the labels, and slips them into paper envelopes. The task takes longer thanRead more

Stand Up

13:22 Friday 4 March 2016 “You’re a quiet man, but I’ve always wanted to tell you; I admire the way you stand up for yourself.” – The Cleaning LadyRead more