Monthly Archives: December 2011

You’re a Big Help

I believe a common human need is to be helpful. Yet, as my eyesight decreases, I’m assigned fewer plum jobs with the Help Squad. Nowhere are my skills more underutilized than with family at holidays. This year, I volunteered to … Continue reading

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I Am Not Contagious

The three guys loitering under the Metra bridge fall silent as I approach.  “Keep talking, fellas,” I say, “So I can tell where you are.” Silence is how many strangers greet me.  Perhaps they are struck dumb by my dazzling … Continue reading

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