He Met Her at Work

Troy had the best job for meeting women. He was a parks worker for the city of Clayton, which contracted with the county for a workforce from the work alternative program. In other words, drunk drivers and those with misdemeanors could work off their time instead of paying fines. He was their supervisor. Katie, a… Continue reading He Met Her at Work

Buffalo Bill Meets Annie Oakley

Aaron met Katie on Plenty of Fish. She didn’t message him back for months. For their first date, he took her duck hunting. She brought her own gun. He brought a boat and the friend who owned it. The trio didn’t’ talk much because they had to be quiet to get a duck. It was… Continue reading Buffalo Bill Meets Annie Oakley

The Who Needs It Club

On the drive back from Monterey, I left drizzling rain for half the drive and headed north into puffy white clouds and blue sky. Cumulus clouds, Iowa clouds. I got home at 1:30 and knew it would be a Bridges kind of evening.  Bridges is the local watering hole with outdoor seating, cheap eats, happy… Continue reading The Who Needs It Club

Fighting my Way to Monterey

The forecast was for rain.  But Monterey was calling. It had been more than two weeks. The chorus concerts were done, and there were too many events for Memorial Day weekend up in the Bay Area. If I wanted to sneak in two nights at my beach house, I needed to go. Rain or no… Continue reading Fighting my Way to Monterey

It Must Be Getting Close to Summer when . . .

I am sitting in my fave chair. My adult son just told me over the phone how to unfreeze my laptop (turn it off and then back on).  I can hear the squeak, squeak, squeak of the swings in the park next to me. The windows are open just enough to let in fresh air… Continue reading It Must Be Getting Close to Summer when . . .