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Rejected by Reader’s Digest

Oy Several years ago, my doctor informed me that I had a couple of nasal polyps which had to be removed. Up until then, I proudly had all of my original parts, so being been knocked out, much less having any kind of surgery, was blazing new territory for me. And since I’m a major […]

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Sure Dad


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Rejected by the Washington Post #1

Clock As a child, I marveled at the sound of the Westminster Chimes from my grandmother’s mantle clock, which sat over the fireplace in my dad’s boyhood home. Knowing my fascination, she gave it to me before she died. Although still ticking, the chimes have fallen silent for quite some time. So my girlfriend and […]

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Rejected by the Washington Post #2

Who Took My Sunglasses? I have a favorite pair of sunglasses. They didn’t cost much but fit just right and help to add to that incognito look. One day, after coming inside for a minute, and heading back out, I went to grab those glasses. I was sure I was just wearing them, so I […]

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Rejected by 2 magazines

Hey Moe We’d been buddies for almost 40 years, and somewhere along the line, for reasons neither of us could remember, we began calling each other “Moe.” It wasn’t a Three Stooges thing (although we were both fans); it just stuck and became our nicknames.  Way before Caller ID technology, if I answered the phone […]

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