Sparkly silver.

I arrived home this evening to something lovely in the night air. Someone had a fire going, and its smell was drifting through the neighborhood. Church bells chimed. The streetlight was illuminating a misty haze settling in for the duration. Neighbors’ Christmas lights were on. Finally, the weather was beginning to feel the way it […]

Candleside.

You know the smell right after you’ve blown out a candle? I love that smell. For the most part, it reminds me of two main memories: 1) December birthdays, cold nights, white cake and white buttercream frosting, as well as 2) candles blown out after the last of the holiday guests have gone on their […]

The Key

“To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.” I watched a documentary this evening about Richard Feynman and the above quote is true — so painfully true. “And so it is with science” is how the quote concludes. Science, yes. And business. And […]

Four-letter F-word

It’s entirely possible I’ve written about it before, but it’s a realization that’s popping into my head more and more often these days. This nasty little four-letter F-word is one of those silent killers, the written equivalent of carbon monoxide. “Fine.” Fine will take you down if you let it. Why? Because nothing’s so bad that it needs […]

Tucker’s Angel

When I walk into my office each morning, my lights automatically come on. This morning, I noticed they were already illuminated. Someone had been in there. I scanned my desk to see if someone had dropped off a printout, an expense check or some sort of document, but I didn’t notice anything. Once I set […]