Stuffed Jalapenos

Bo in March 2014 “No cat likes to take medicine,” the veterinary technician said, “but this stuff tastes particularly bad.” Then she demonstrated how to draw up .04 ml of Gabapentin out of the top of the bottle into a syringe without a needle and placed the bottle in my hand. “Good luck,” she said,…

Baked Beans (the Musical Fruit)

My violin teacher had one thumb and an open mind; a rich, baritone voice, and a job driving a truck between music lessons. A veteran of public school classrooms, he was willing to take a chance on me, a 42-year-old music novice with a fan-girl’s reverence for the instrument known as the closest thing to…

BLT Sandwich, egg and arbitration optional

BLT with egg. Heaven. Scene from a marriage. Wife offers to make a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich for her husband’s lunch.┬áHe’s just back from a four-mile run and is on his way to the shower. Husband: Sure! Wife: Do you want an egg on yours? It’s really good! Husband: No, thanks. (Heads to shower.)…