Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

My new (to me) pickup truck came equipped with a backup camera. A thick fisheye lens now bulges discretely from a perch just to the left of my tailgate latch and transposes a warped digital image to an index card-sized display screen where a man’s CD player used to be. I didn’t ask for theContinue reading “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

Walking Home from a New Jersey Diner

The sights and sounds of a tow truck are among those few things in life that evoke almost the same feelings in almost everyone in almost every situation. The somber whirring of the cables, the sharp clang of the hooks and chains, and the slow lurch of the vehicle onto the flatbed are each slightlyContinue reading “Walking Home from a New Jersey Diner”

A Few Things at the Hardware Store

Left at the registers   past Paint and Stains     to Aisle 6. Fastener type   Material     Screw type       Size and length         Head style           Drive type There it is—   the drawer,     the box,       the Stainless Steel         Bugle-Style           Philips Head             Coarse-Thread               #10 2-1/4”                 WoodContinue reading “A Few Things at the Hardware Store”