Category Archives: Guest writer

Pompeii—An Adventure in Mixed Emotions

Kaye and Paul Ketterer’s trip to Sorrento, Intaly in Fall 2016 included a day trip to Pompeii. By Paul Ketterer A half-hour commuter train ride from Old-modern Sorrento to Old-desolate Pompeii on a bright Sunday in November provided a radical time-transition … Continue reading

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Happiness Is a Virtue

By Ellie Jacobi I’m going to be happy if I have to die trying! I paused as I thought about what I just said. A little tickle in my chest told me I just might laugh. But no, not yet. … Continue reading

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Eclipsed

As I bought my ticket to visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the receptionist commented on what a slow afternoon it had been. “No one wants to be inside during the eclipse.” I enjoyed the thought that … Continue reading

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Mick

By Doug Elwell You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry Truman   I have a problem I’d like your advice on Mom. Yes? My friend wants to give me this little dog and I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Summer Highway to the Future

By Jeremiah Cahill I get a thrill out of summer travel—road trips, camping and the occasional long vacation. My wife and I enjoyed two weeks this summer through the mountains and along the coast of Oregon, where I reveled in stunning … Continue reading

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The Free Gift

By Marilu Green The stranger at my front door said the magic words. “I have a free gift for you!” I stepped aside and let him in. In my defense the doorbell had awakened me out of a sound sleep … Continue reading

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Falling Through the Rabbit Hole

 I’ve been asking for  stories of inserimento lately–see  submission guidelines here. Doug Elwell answered the call with the following Vietnam-era essay. By Doug Elwell At the end of a long day of being poked and prodded in places one should never have … Continue reading

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