Things Change

I often don’t notice change as it’s happening.

Real or Not Real: A Catly Transformation

A cat changed color and size. A sleek little cat (all black), went behind a trash can out by my garage and came out the other side bigger, and mostly white with grey tabby spots (I had been calling her “Lacey.”). I was gazing out the back door, without any particular focus, when the little…

Real or Not Real: Lovage

I don’t know whether the temperature actually lowered or my ability to handle the heat improved.

My Brave New World

Up until now, my creative efforts have been tucked in at the edges of life …

Being Alive During the 60s

“I wonder what it was like to be around in the 60,” he said casually, peering at me out of the corner of his eye. “I’m taking this history class . . .” Not an active question. I tried to respond, but I couldn’t pull together a meaningful response. So I started thinking about it…

A Beautiful Woman

This article was among the top ten favorites on the old version of my website. It is reproduced here with minor edits. The first Sikh I ever met was in the book Sara Crewe which was an abridged version of  A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. In it the Sikh servant of the sickly old man next door transforms…