Don’t Run for Pope

Here’s my tip of the day – don’t run for Pope. In high school, four of us were sitting around and bored so decided that I should run for Pope. The slogan was “2000 years is long enough, it’s time for a change.” We listed goofy things like public confessions, holy water in convenient six…

Through the Grate

In my grandparent’s farmhouse was a metal grate in the floor of an upstairs bedroom.   The only heat for the bedroom came from the kitchen directly below. One of our favorite things was to listen to the conversation through the grate. What I remember is that it was mostly about food and if the topic…