Sometimes the Best Punishment is a Good Time

There are 3 boys in my neighborhood who are misbehaving.  I suspect they are acting on wrong-headed thinking (read: hate) of their parents and acting-out to get their approval. This family dynamic is not my business.  However, the yelling of threats that include the n-word (directed at my neighbor and disturbing to my daughter) and …

“You will always have to wait a long time…

"...if you get in line behind them." I turned and faced a thin elderly white man, dressed neatly but casually in khaki slacks and long-loved, pale blue-striped shirt.  He had an old-style hearing aid in his left ear. "Behind who?" "The Blacks." "No, dear.  No.  I don't think that's true." "Well, I'm right.  You'll see." …