From a Distance

Life can seem cruelly unfair at times. I keep reminding myself that no one ever promised me my life would, in fact, be fair. When times are good, physical distance from loved ones can act as a buffer, allow freedom and individuality but when life throws a curve ball, that same distance you relish becomes a retaining wall…

“Young Fella”

“Hey there, young fella!” said a middle-aged man to me as I sat there patiently waiting for sk and a friend of ours to join me at a table. I’m neither young nor a “fella.” What’s my response? Probably the most un-butch high-pitched “oh, hello” that ever passed my lips. This scenario happened to me a couple…