Very Special Delivery

A Story for my Husband Place: YMCA in Longmont, Colorado Date: July 24, 2022 One hot Sunday afternoon, Tessa Rider and her husband Matthew Jones went to the pool at the YMCA to cool off. At the time, Tessa was nine months pregnant. Not long after they arrived, Tessa’s water broke and she went intoContinue reading “Very Special Delivery”

Pastor Unintentionally Helps the Poor

A Found Story Date: July 24, 2022 Place: Brooklyn A pastor and his wife were robbed during a live-streamed sermon by three masked people with guns. The NYC Police Department said the intruders made off with more than $1 million in jewelry belonging to the pastor and his wife. What were they thinking!!! “Okay, beforeContinue reading “Pastor Unintentionally Helps the Poor”

Functions ~ Dunderbeck’s Machine

(Note to self: I am really glad I learned how to crochet because the Apocalypse is not over.) As I stated in my last post, I have a Dear Old Friend – DOF – who has lost his stories, so I am telling stories for him. The last story I told was not posted inContinue reading “Functions ~ Dunderbeck’s Machine”

Crochet ~ Cat and Friend

I will not be the center of anyone’s universe. It’s the time of year when I give away the fruits of my labors. The hand puppets are going to the kids at church, and the crochet animals are going to the local toy drive for Christmas. All of them will go to new homes, exceptContinue reading “Crochet ~ Cat and Friend”

Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat”

I am not too keen on being noble. “Hero” “Survivor” “GOAT” “All-Around-Great-Person” Nah…not me. I would rather be known as The Person Who Made Curiosity Cat. I look at Curiosity, and I am reminded of my friend Claudia. Claudia gave me a book of patterns for crochet animals, so it was only fitting that IContinue reading “Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat””

Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck”

“What is a hobby anyway? Where is the line of demarcation between hobbies and ordinary normal pursuits? At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. Perhaps we have here the real inwardness of our question: A hobby is a defiance ofContinue reading “Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck””

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No

All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It’s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I’ve won or lost.  At sunrise, I’m out again, giving it the old try. And no one can help me. Not even you. Ray Bradbury ~ Fahrenheit 451: CodaContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe

Most of the sorrows of man, I incline to think, are caused by…repining for another world. Alone among the animals, he is dowered with the capacity to invent imaginary worlds, and he is always making himself unhappy by trying to move into them…The world, I am convinced, could be materially improved, but even as itContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic

The difficulty does not arise so much from the mere fact that good and evil are mingled in roughly equal proportions; it arises from the fact that men always differ about what parts are good and what are evil…The error arises from the difficulty of detecting what is really the good part and what isContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops

When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly; it was nothing. Now it is growing something as we remember it. But we still know very little about it. What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till thenContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops”