Let’s Have Lunch Soon

Stealthy exits keep social intercourses friendly. This is a good one. ********** On the whole most of us follow the ‘do unto others’ theme in matters of social decorum. We use well-meaning but dismissive comments to conclude social interaction; comments like ‘See you later,’ or, ‘Stay in touch.’ Light touch escape idioms. Such comments, while …

The Toothpick

  The invitation was engraved. The embossing reminded Bob of some bath towels he once bought from Sears. He asked himself, Why me? Hack journalists don’t hobnob with the highbrow upper crust crowd. He shook off the inhibition and showed up. A lovely evening, guests always say. The word gets a workout from the wellborn. …

Two Simple Words

Ah, so you’re finally getting married. So sweet. It’s about time. The family is relieved. You are, too. The fresh breath of Spring floats on the air. The diamond sparkles on your finger and all the future is brimming with delight. The family rejoices. Marital bliss is blooming. The household buzzes with preparations for June. …

See Dick Run

This week I’m busy rummaging through the over-stuffed library in my home. Books everywhere, too many books, books never read, never to be read. Wisdom wasted: so little time. New rule: buy a book, shed a book. Stuffed third-tier back in the shelves are my ancient high school yearbooks. Inside the 1958 one are some …