Watched Pots Never Boil–Supposedly.

I thought it was just a colloquialism about patience-- it is. But, four hours and 13 minutes later and this water still hasn’t started boiling.   “Honey, what are you doing?” Mom says.   “Trying to watch water boil.” I say, rubbing one eye then the other, deliberately maintaining eye contact.   There’s a long … Continue reading Watched Pots Never Boil–Supposedly.


The Trick.

The moon had moved only slightly across the star spangled sky when Charles and the mute dipped their oars. Captain Morgan allowed the two just one lantern between them and told them not to light it until they were in position near the dock. Charles didn’t need the lantern as full as the moon was … Continue reading The Trick.