The Furniture

“You can take the end tables,” I said to my parents. I started clearing them of their lamps, taking the coasters out of their drawers. “But what about the lamps?  You’ll need light in the next week,” my mother said. “Honestly, mom, the only light I ever turn on in this room is that one,”…

A Tale of Two Corkscrews

I am well aware that wine is not the normal drink of choice at a poker game.  But that night, that’s what I wanted, so I brought some with me.  Unfortunately, the host did not own a corkscrew, so my desire was left unfulfilled. The same thing could have happened on my first night in…