A Life Lesson from the Confidant Kid Down the Street

A Life Lesson from the Confidant Kid Down the Street

Each morning this past school year, he patiently stood on the gravel at the end of his driveway, near the corner, where the school bus stopped to pick him up. Depending on when I can rouse myself out of bed, I often passed him during my daily walk. He was shorter than...
Letting the Extraordinary Take Care of Itself

Letting the Extraordinary Take Care of Itself

I walked by “RonRon” during my early morning walk. I have a cordial, conversational relationship with him. Most folks around town know him. I don’t know why his name is doubled, or if that’s even his “real” name. I don’t know his last name. I don’t know if he’s...
Intriguing Characters in Real Life

Intriguing Characters in Real Life

–Are There Some in Your Everyday World?     It’s no secret I love to write and teach. So, I’m often asked from where I get ideas for names, plots, and characters.   As for names, I’ve been known to go shopping for ideas in cemeteries!   Plots...
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