Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

It’s back

I saw it when I stepped out this morning. As usual it hovered right above me.  I estimate the altitude at around one hundred meters.

The first time I saw it I thought it was a U.F.O. I’m not kidding. Imagine seeing a dark object with a shiny bottom hovering in the air. Every time I moved, it went with me.

Every month it appears. Today I have more breathing space than usual.

I’ve gotten used to it .


Imagine a writer who continues to use an antiquated laptop with a keyboard that doesn’t work. He never knows if the key he hits will actually place a character on the screen. An inevitable result of this idiocy is typos galore.

Today I say goodbye to my dusty keyboard. I agonized over the parting but now it is done.

Fickle me, how I love these new springy keys that always do their job.

To my future editors and readers, you can rest easier at night knowing that my manuscripts will no longer be riddled with as many typos.



It happened again. Some people never learn.

I watched the woman as she loaded groceries into her car. She appears to be in good health and physically fit.

Here it comes. She looks both ways with a tight smile on her face.

She pushes the shopping cart into an empty parking space and leaves it there. Of course she doesn’t care that it is a spot for handicapped persons.

The woman hops into the car without a backward glance. I can see the smile of triumph on her face.

This is where I come in.

I lift a slim silver device and point it at her vehicle. A tight beam of electromagnetic radiation washes over the integrated circuits in the car’s electronics. The engine dies and the car coasts to the side of the road.

The woman gets out of the car and curses.

Break time is over.

I go back inside and get ready to bag some groceries.