05 Nov 2015

New Birthdays for Old Men, Chapter 29 – A Weighty Health Issue

I was reluctant to step inside because I expected to be completely out of my depth among people at least one and maybe two generations younger, as out of place and conspicuous as a wart on a parson’s nose. The first person who caught my eye seemed to confirm my suspicions. He was twenty something, […]

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12 Oct 2015

New Birthdays for Old Men, Chapter 28 – Kicking the Habit

The first time I realized I was hooked was one very cold windy night this spring. I had an evening rendezvous in Windsor, Ontario and because the traffic was light through the tunnel under the Detroit River, I arrived for my appointment an hour early. In case you were wondering, I was not heading to […]

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07 Jul 2015

New Birthdays for Old Men, Chapter 27 – Charlie’s Last Joke

One day as the sun was setting on a hard days fieldwork, I followed Charlie, the horseman, into the stable yard where he was unharnessing Madam, the massive bay cart horse.  I pleaded with Charlie to let me sit on Madam, so he hoisted me high onto her sweaty back. It was a treat I […]

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