Archive for February, 2007

Raised on Toys

Some people can only remember horrific instances of childhood agony. Traumatic childhood experiences. I remember my toys. When I was real young, barely old enough to walk, it was Lincoln Logs, the wooden building blocks and red plastic roofs. Shortly after it was a steel erector set. For some reason I loved building things up [...]

The Birth of Something Good

Eleven feet of snow sits outside my door. Not many people can comprehend eleven feet of snow. They hear it, and they think, well, I’m five and a half feet, so two of me…c’mon, you’ve got to be kidding. The snow can’t possibly be that high! True, it’s not. The snow settles and the bottom [...]

The Secrets To Great Dates

By Bernadette Sukley Valentine’s Day: Tell him/her where you are going ahead of time and make sure you are dressed appropriately. So he’s not wearing jeans to Chez Yvonne or she’s not in black satin for the Wings & Things’ Light Beer Night. Choose a place that’s meaningful for both of you. The classics (wine, [...]

The Hands We Hold

When you’re young, everything seems big. I was a little boy, not much larger than the stuffed bear that sat on my bed, when we drove up to an old wooden barn the size of a factory, the wood gray as a porpoise. It was early fall and the trees were bright yellow, like a [...]