Andes Mint #18: The sheriff! His deputy! A dozen donuts! Funny books for little kids.

You love an assignment. Why wouldn’t you? So much easier than tromping around the lakes trying to sift through the zillion ideas that come floating up out of your scattered brain. If you worked for someone else who was always dumping unasked-for projects on your desk, maybe you’d hate them, but such is not the … Continue reading Andes Mint #18: The sheriff! His deputy! A dozen donuts! Funny books for little kids.

Andes Mint #17: What I learned from my buddy John Klossner in sixth-grade math class

Sixth grade math class. Miss Hughes stood at the front of the classroom. She was short, young and powerfully built, with a sarcastic sense of humor that you and most of the class appreciated. You didn’t much like math, but you hadn’t yet come to loathe it, with “having skipped eighth grade math and therefore … Continue reading Andes Mint #17: What I learned from my buddy John Klossner in sixth-grade math class

Andes Mint #11: Credo

Credo I believe in tenderness. I believe in lying on your porch swing on a summer night and watching the passersby. I believe in eating as many Oreos as you want. I believe that climbing down the mountain is harder than hiking up. I believe in standing in the doorway watching your small children as … Continue reading Andes Mint #11: Credo