Hollywood Blondes

The first real, out-in-the-world job I ever had was loading trucks at the local Coca-Cola bottling plant the summer I turned 16. Oh, I’d had jobs before that, working for a local tobacco farmer (from which I learned I had no desire to be a farmer), cutting grass for people in my neighborhood and other […]

Good Grief?

Yesterday, my daughters lost an old friend. Fiona, the 14-year-old toy rat terrier they grew up with passed away. She was always a rather nervous dog and, early on, whenever I spoke to her, she’d pee a little bit. But, as time went on, she became used to my frequent visits. And, though she never seemed overly excited […]