My Biggest Fan Has Never Read My Books

There’s a 75-year-old woman who lives about four blocks away from me. She doesn’t speak any English, and she’s never read any of my books. But, get this, she is my biggest fan. She doesn’t know what I write, but she believes in my message anyway. This woman raised me. She taught me my multiplication…

My Hero

My hero is 6’8″ and 200lbs. He’s the strongest man I’ve ever met. I’ve seen him singlehandedly lift stoves and 40″ cabinets. He was born with 30/2o vision. He never gets sick, and he functions well on less than six hours of sleep each night. He also catches thieves and champions the weak from time to…

Be this Orchid. 

Guys, I’m on the verge of tears. My phalaenopsis orchid has bloomed after 2.5 years of TLC.  Two winters ago, the local florist was getting rid of dying orchids because they’d cut off the flowers for a wedding centerpiece. I purchased 3 orchids and lugged them home (with much difficulty) on public transit. 2 of…