Now, at least in our house, Freihofers chocolate chip cookies aren’t really considered the ultimate dessert. But when there’s nothing else sweet in the house, they’ll do just fine. And even if there is other stuff, they still get eaten. We know someone who used to get outdated baked goods from the nearest Freihofers – … More Cookies, Anyone?
S’mores aren’t a food. I know, I know. How can I say that a concoction of graham crackers, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow isn’t a food? It isn’t. Allow me to explain. S’mores need a special environment in order to be created. The two main requirements are a campfire, and several young children. The scenario usually … More S’mores (The Short Stories Series)
I hate practice rooms. And it’s not the strange stains that seem to abound on practice room rugs and walls, or the even stranger smells that linger in practice rooms that are the main sources of my dislike. It is simply that every time I’m in a practice room, I feel like an exhibit at … More Summer Practicing (The Short Stories Series)
Joe says I should title this “Teamwork”, as it shows how being aware and ready to act at all times can sometimes give better results than any pre-planned situation could. I insist that Never Trust Any Brothers fits it better. And I’m writing it, so I get to pick the title. It was a Saturday … More Never Trust … ANY Brothers (The Short Stories Series)
Luke and John were selling sawdust. I don’t remember how much they got per bag, but they seemed to have a lot of sales. They kept the bags of sawdust in the “attic” of their shop. It wasn’t really an attic, just a large piece of plywood nailed up on some of the collar ties. … More NEVER TRUST… Older Brothers (The Short Stories Series)
I find it interesting how many things people take for granted these days. Refrigerators and freezers, for instance. I can still remember what it’s like to live without a refrigerator or a freezer for years at a time, and because I can remember what it’s like, I have sworn to never take a refrigerator or … More The Icebox (The Short Stories Series)
Birthdays at our house can be very interesting affairs. Take, for example, gifts. Although mom and dad usually treat gift-giving like normal people, among us children, giving gifts takes a bit of a different twist. We only give useless gifts. If it’s something that the recipient might find a use for, then forget it. Some … More Birthday Traditions (The Short Stories Series)
My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” Some of you know this already, but during my high school/late teen years, I wrote several slightly humorous short stores, most of them about events that happened in my own family, situations created by my siblings and myself. You know, the funny stuff that inevitably happens in life, especially when life … More Introducing: “The Short Stories” Series