Free To a Good Home

Ever since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the spring of 2014, I have been tempted to place a semi-humorous advertisement on Craig’s List: “Free to a Good Home: Newly diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis. Actually free to any home, good or not, I won’t be too picky.” My daughter, Tara, was born in 1983 when … More Free To a Good Home

The Severed Toe

One summer day in the early 1990’s, I was driving down Coldwater Road on my way to one of our favorite stores, Meijer’s, on Pierson Road. At the northwest corner of the intersection of Coldwater and Webster Roads, I noticed a motorcycle on its side next to a very large boulder in the side yard … More The Severed Toe

Michigan Political Haiku

“Courser and Gamrat’s false remorse must taste better than their humble pie.” Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat are the two rookie tea-party Republican state representatives in Michigan who concocted a bizarre scheme to hide their affair. Recently Courser resigned and Gamrat was expelled from the legislature. Now both of them are attempting to re-gain their … More Michigan Political Haiku

Corky the Dog Slut

Noreen, a long-ago best friend, adopted a cute, little, black curly-haired female cockipoo dog who had been cruelly abandoned and dropped off near her Burton, MI apartment shortly before Christmas, 1975. She named the dog “Corky Christmas Found” and the name was almost bigger than the dog. Corky and Noreen mutually adored each other from … More Corky the Dog Slut