What does the eclipse mean?

What does the eclipse mean?

Over the past week, in the run-up to today’s celestial version of sitting behind the guy with the big hat at the theater, I’ve been seeing a lot of “think piece” articles asking the clickbait question: “What meaning does the eclipse have for us?”   In most cases,...
6,940 and counting

6,940 and counting

I was at the grocery buying an anniversary card, because that’s what you do when the Hallmark next door has vanished without a trace. In line, the cashier snuck a peak at the card and her eyes went wide. “Happy Anniversary! How many years.” “Nineteen.” “Wow. Uh … I...
Let there be lights

Let there be lights

By E. Adam Porter   Everyone has different holiday traditions. Some of us celebrate different holidays, and some of us celebrate the same holidays in very different ways. In my home, one of the traditions we never miss is the annual Christmas Light Cruise. The premise...
20 Years, 5 Kids and a 10-Ton Tomato Box

20 Years, 5 Kids and a 10-Ton Tomato Box

20 Years, 5 Kids and a 10-Ton Tomato Box By E. Adam Porter   Excerpts from this story will appear in the upcoming book “Farewell to Normal.” Bob Farewell made his first cross-country RV trip in 1967. “I grew up in Berkeley in the 1960’s. Frustrated with what the...
Lady and the Scamps

Lady and the Scamps

Lady and the Scamps By E. Adam Porter   Lynette Birch has a simple philosophy. It hangs around her neck, a thin charm wrought in gold, a single letter connected to a twisted strand of rope. Y knot. This message pours from the heart and radiates from the smile of a...
5 cups of coffee

5 cups of coffee

 5 Cups of Coffee    Ferris Bueller said life goes by too fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you just might miss it. I wondered if maybe “once in a while” just isn’t enough. We put so much emphasis on weekends and annual vacations we drain the...