Lion Fish Vacuum

Robert follows the Lion Fish deeper into the reef, spear ready. ¬†An invasive species in the Keys, these are legal prey. Within reach something yanks from behind, tugging; the mask falls from his face. Oxygen evaporates gulping water gasping. He jolts awake. He's never been diving in his … Continue reading

Farewell Ninja Mouse

I'm a killer. Not the pathologically homicidial kind found on "Criminal Minds", nor am I the quasi-accidental kind from "How To Get Away with Murder". No, I am a killer of mice. "Why is there a dead mouse outside," my wife asked as she headed off for a run. "I'm leaving him there as a … Continue reading

Safety First!

The neighbor kids started using a basketball but it proved too heavy to shoot with a hockey stick. The six rode either skate boards or roller blades around the cul-de-sac taking turns shooting into a lacrosse net alternating between a tennis and a soccer ball. Then someone upped the … Continue reading

Dark Matter

Either we are the most superlative creations that this universe has ever seen, or we are the least significant life forms that this cosmos has to offer. This "either-or" proposition does not sit well with us. It has never sat well with us, at least for the last several thousand years, that is. … Continue reading

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Turning 16 deserves a special cake! Actually, it garnered two cakes! Ice cream cake is a birthday must have in our house for the kids' birthdays, but we were getting together with friends to celebrate and needed a more portable cake. So Alexandra got two cakes! Brownie Cookie Dough … Continue reading