Pandora’s Sewing Box

Prior to Wilhelmina Williams’ passing, she’d given her daughter, Pandora, an heirloom sewing-box. She cautioned her never to open it, for according to legend, doing so would unleash a global, butt-ugly fashion trend. Pandora gave a rat’s ass for neither fashion, nor butt-ugliness. Hence, when mom assumed room temperature, Pandora opened the sewing box. Out tumbled a mangled thimble […]

The Bond

I was thrilled — no, ecstatic — when I learned I was pregnant with you. Each day I fell a little more in love as this tiny life grew and stirred inside me. I couldn’t wait for you to be born so I could finally meet you!  Yet, I feared losing the special bond that only […]

Three Days

The world will end in three days Three days? Are you kidding me? That’s hardly enough time! But if that’s the way it is, what can you do? Delegate! Let’s see… Mom can call everyone and cancel. I’ll get my sister to return the gifts. Surely people will understand. There won’t be a wedding to come […]

A Hairy Situation

Several years ago in Mobile, AL I belonged to a small Torah study group that met every Wednesday at lunchtime. The rabbi had a hard time keeping our group on-topic; consequently, everything but the Torah was discussed. One day was particularly memorable. A woman named Sharon began telling the story of how her son was playing […]