The Perfect Crime

It was the perfect crime. Now, I didn’t come to it easily. I’ve never done anything wrong in my life. I don’t even jaywalk; guess there is a little larceny in everyone. But I really had no choice. I need to explain that right up front. I lost my job as a bank underwriter inContinue reading “The Perfect Crime”

Generations

It was 1975, in a Playboy Club Resort in Wisconsin. Ricky Nelson serenaded his former teen fans in a small dimly-light, smoke-filled nightclub where malted drinks didn’t mean ice cream, but single-malt scotch in ice-filled tumblers.  Everyone was a little older, but for those moments, transported back to a time and place where swooning andContinue reading “Generations”

Taken for a Ride

Purchasing a first car was a rite of passage.  It was a sign of adulthood, that you could survive on your own in the real world. But before the internet, buying a car required a little more work.  The only source of information was blue books and the wisdom of prior generations.  I sought helpContinue reading “Taken for a Ride”

Hump Day Bar

Alicia was having the worst day.  Coming from a terrible work meeting, she hastily retreated from her unhappy client’s office, breaking her shoe heel and hurting her ankle.  Then after hobbling and walking for blocks in an unfamiliar part of town, she couldn’t find her car.  Frustrated, upset and very overwhelmed, she stopped abruptly whenContinue reading “Hump Day Bar”