Regular Life

Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for July 2010

Catching the Action (Pic of the Week)

He stands on the balls of his feet between the poolside ladder’s safety rails, heels hanging over the water, facing me. The artificially turquoise waves dance below, waiting eagerly to envelop him. He covers his mouth and nose with one hand and falls backward without bending. His back smacks the water loudly, muffled slightly by… (read more)

Writing an Amalgam

The young woman in “Sweeper’s Peepers” was an amalgam. Yes, on my last work trip I saw someone with very dark hair and blue eyes; there was a Subway employee sweeping the floor while I ate; and there was a woman who somewhat comically heard me wrong when I mentioned her eyes. Rather than write… (read more)

Sweeper’s Peepers

She uses short, quick motions to sweep the floor, ending each swipe with an upward flourish sure to send particles into the air. My sandwich and I don’t appreciate it, but the bits of dirt, about the right size for the spaces between boot treads, dutifully play along and allow themselves to be pushed into… (read more)