How Profitable is Panhandling?

  Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald’s. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he’s a war veteran. If my nephew, David  Spears, is any proof, that war [Read More...]

On Bended Knee for Boston

praying woman, boston

I have been on the road — I’ll tell you more about that in another post — and as in the case when I travel, access to news is limited.  When I heard about the explosions in Boston, I contacted my friends Charlie and Ann, who live there. Charlie assured me that they were okay. [Read More...]

McGovern & A Million Mundane Moments

glasses

There are these moments, mundane ones usually, when a harsh truth confronts me. Tonight it came while running cold water over Mama’s wire-rimmed glasses. “Where are you going with those?” Mama asked, when I walked out of the room carrying her glasses. “I’m going to wash them. They are dirty,” I replied. I stood there, [Read More...]


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