THE WORLD’S OLDEST PROFESSION?

When I graduated from high school, I was naive and aimless. While leafing through a magazine, I found the name and phone number of a career counselor named Herb. Maybe he could provide some direction. "What are your interests," asked Herb. Are you interested in retail work? No? Maybe food service? No? Agriculture? Do you…

THE NUTS DIDN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREES

My friend Lynn, whose hobby is genealogy,  is oddly proud of the "black sheep" in her family history. Not only were they embezzlers, bank robbers, and pirates, but they were very successful ones. I got tired of hearing about it. The next time she started in on me about it, I was ready. "You know,…

THE BANANA INQUISITION OF 1967

One of my mom's nicknames was "The Interrogator." Whenever an infraction of the house rules had been committed, the inquisition would begin. All household operations would be suspended until the mystery of "who done it" was solved. She was relentless in her pursuit of the truth. Her style was reminiscent of Perry Mason and she…