I was slipping on my shoes when I heard heavy breaths, and grunts. I flew out of the tent. Dad was lying on his back beside the fire. I kneeled down. His chest rose and fell twice and stopped. I pushed on his chest and then punched it, but he was gone.
I was blow drying my hair hoping not to pop a fuse. The light was terrible. Over the toilet, a yellowed note listed what not to flush into the septic system. I turned off the blow-dryer. I decided that I was done with it, done with hair.
My wife is the catalyst behind many things, one being my jean purchases. “You should get yourself some new jeans,” she’ll remind me. “Don’t buy a baggy pair. No ‘relaxed fit’. You’re slim and they hang off your butt,” she’ll add with a loving smile.
He talked to me for over an hour while I shifted from foot to foot. I could have faked a trip to the washroom to get away, but my curiosity told me to stay.
The bully of grade four had requested my friendship, something he hadn’t made any effort to do in public school. I couldn’t decipher from our initial encounter if he really did know who I was. He mentioned our teacher and how he nearly flunked that year but wrote nothing that led me to understand that he understood our relationship in those harried days of my nervousness.
Author Jeffrey Griffiths provides us with some very good advice and explains why you should turn the lights on before carrying an open Laptop through your house.
Guest author Jeffrey Griffiths talks about what a person may not consider about self-employment. The ins and outs of working for yourself.
I know that by getting away from the small screen where communication is not physical and to the big screen, the real screen, where you can watch a face react, shake a hand, rest a hand on a person’s shoulder to say hello, I will be more apt to be kind in my approach to opinion.
We use natural gas to heat our house and water, electricity to run the rest – including laptops, modems, telephones, and every battery operated device that requires a charger, plus all those things that have a little green light that never goes off.