flowers beside a sidewalk

It was an odd city street: regal, mismatched houses on lots so narrow as to strangle the driveways elbowed in between. Cars packed one side, leaving barely enough room for two-way traffic to careen by. Life teemed everywhere.


cozy cafe overlooking a snowy street

Tiny snowflakes are blitzing down so fast. I’m gazing out these giant picture windows, past old men reading the paper over their coffee, out at the road and sidewalk and shopping mall. A Bobcat drives by to clear the sidewalk.