356: The Dinner Party

It really wasn’t Winslow’s fault. His hearing wasn’t the best, but his employers didn’t hold it against him. Actually, worker for the Archer family was pretty great. They had a beautiful house, there were always interesting people around and the conversation was often stimulating and thought provoking. Winslow was the butler. He took his job…

355: The Way To A Man’s Heart

4 cups of butter 2 tbsp baking powder 1 cup of butter 1 cup of buttermilk Veronica squinted at the recipe. Her grandmother had been an excellent cook. She was sure she had seen her make biscuits. She scoured her memory for a memory, but couldn’t find it. No matter, it was a simple recipe,…

354: The Cabbage Episode

“Why don’t you come on in and sit down a while?” I ducked my head, and made my way inside the dusty, cavernous room. I brushed a few cobwebs off a waiting chair and and sat down. I half expected my host to say something, but there was only silence. I nervously tapped my fingers…

353: Milton’s Magnificent Mill

Milton Miller was a most ingenious and enterprising individual. If he had lived in another time Milton might have become a famous inventor. Unfortunately for him, so much progress had been made by the time he was born in 1643 that inventors were somewhat obsolete. But that wasn’t about to stop young Milton. He tinkered,…

352: Repeating The Word “Science” 187 Times

The best way to showcase your moral superiority is to repeat the word science 187 times. Science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science, science,…

351: Snow White’s Mother

Once there was a beautiful queen who loved to sew. Day in, and day out, she would sew. Beautiful garments, lavish costume fit for royalty. Which was excellent, because most of the things that she sewed were, in fact, worn by the king. She wished that she could sew clothing for their children, but, alas,…

349: A Real Page Turner

Emma was ecstatic the day her first book was published. It had been a lifelong dream of hers. She would sit in coffeeshops, just watching people who were totally absorbed by their books, turning page after page and anxious to find out what happened next. One day the people in the coffee shops would be…

347: Drawing A Blank

Alexis loved to draw. As a child she would play with her crayons for hours. She loved to sit by the fire with her coloring books and draw pretty pictures. She never stopped drawing. She kept drawing and drawing and drawing. When she grew up she got a job at a little convenience store to…