Here's what happened on an afternoon walk with my dog. A young man is approaching. As he is about to pass, he calls out: “Your dog is so cute.” I smile and Sir Henry Higgins ignores the fellow. Undeterred, the stranger comes over to pet Henry, and they seem to strike up a nice connection. “Dogs are amazing, aren’t they?” the man who called himself Winston noted. “I’d say so,” I replied. “Have one yourself?” I posed, to keep the dialogue flowing. He was young; I’d estimate no more than … [Read more...] about SERVICE DOG PROVES BEST MEDICINE FOR PANIC SYMPTOMS
I was at the bank a couple days ago, frustrated that the three tellers all working with customers were taking forever. A man with a cleanly shaved head wearing a black suit and very dark squared glasses and I were the only people waiting… and waiting. He was behind me, stone-faced; I wondered if he were seething more than I was frustrated so I casually approached him. “These people must all be wanting ten thousand dollar withdrawals…all in dimes,” I jested. The barely discernable gripping of his jaw … [Read more...] about HE CALLED HIMSELF O’CONNOR
What's 100% True? We're told that a picture tells a hundred stories; the one above only one, truth. I'm aspiring to get as close as I can. That said... I had an amazing experience (one I’ll share in due time) that influenced me to add a new dimension to my writing. My blog, 97% True, is composed of true stories with a dash of fictionalizing tossed in for flavor. Now I’m going all the way (except, for obvious reasons, to conceal names), 100% True pieces. They’re going to be taken from everyday incidents … [Read more...] about WHAT’S 100% TRUE?