The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Just See Me. This is Enough.

The boy and his little sister rush ahead. They hide at the end of the moving sidewalk, waiting for their father. Mom is already waiting nearby. She isn’t happy that … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

To Be Human

The Good Neighbor looks beyond those external accidents, and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human, and therefore brothers. -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Strength to Love.

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Give It Away

They arrive in a giant collection truck with the charity name printed on the side. When the man throws open the back door, it is already half-full of bags of … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 12 Comments

Guest Post: Rachael Hanel. We’ll Be The Last Ones To Let You Down.

Thanks so much to Paige for allowing me to guest post on her fabulous blog! If you’re like me, you are inspired by Paige’s adventurous travels. If you’re like me, … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 13 Comments

Postcard for Addyson #1

Dear Addy, The two postcards I sent from Turkey took about 6 weeks to reach you. So I thought I’d send an update that would show up in Colorado before … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 16 Comments

Visas and Patience

He took the window seat and buckled himself in. His adult daughter shuffled belongings around the overhead compartment and gave commentary on her discomfort. He nodded at her words, not … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Spring Training

The humidity hasn’t kicked in yet. So the parks are packed with people: joggers, parents with strollers, cyclists, pet owners, families having picnics. At the site of one such picnic, … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Smartphone Slaughter of Small Talk

This was a job for the large round table in the sportsbar. The Grandmother seated herself between the mother-type woman and her pretty granddaughter, whose smooth face was turned down … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 11 Comments

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