Question of the Week #99

You are driving late at night in a safe but deserted neighborhood when a dog suddenly darts in front of your car. Though you slam on the brakes, you hit the animal. Would you stop to see how injured the animal was? If you did so and found that the dog was dead but had … Continue reading Question of the Week #99

The Hazards of Having a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I'm sure by now most of you have heard the Christmas classic "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." I say classic because the song is nearly 60 years old. I don't call it a classic because I enjoy hearing it year after year. I find it to be obnoxious. And irritating. And extremely catchy. Which … Continue reading The Hazards of Having a Hippopotamus for Christmas

My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

I was having a hard time coming up with something to write for Fiction Friday, so I took to Twitter and asked for a writing prompt. My friend Caitlyn came through. She tweeted back: "Describe two visits to the circus from the point of view of someone who's bipolar. On one visit, he's manic, and … Continue reading My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 3

After I'd spent two nights in Virginia Beach, I headed back to Richmond, where I would stay for the remainder of my vacation. As I've mentioned (I think) in previous posts about this particular trip, I was not looking for anything exotic or exciting. I was looking for a chance to relax as much as … Continue reading Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 3

Hungry Bears

You see it on the news every now and then. Occasionally, a wild bear will invade the territory that man has rightfully taken over. These animals are just looking for some food and for some reason will not listen to your well rehearsed speech about manifest destiny and eminent domain. Bears, like most animals, get … Continue reading Hungry Bears