Did you Know this About May 5th?

Re-posted from May 5th, 2016 We often think of Cinco de Mayo as the Mexican 4th of July. When it really was the day that the poor Mexican people bettered the rich and powerful French. Short history: After four years of civil war, Mexico owed millions in foreign debt. President Benito Juarez suspended payments of those debts forContinue reading “Did you Know this About May 5th?”

A Hero from the Mills of Lowell

He was a great story teller and a bad poker player. A veteran of World War II and he became a union leader at a time when few dared to be. How do you fit a story like his in a blurb? He puzzled me. He often retreated into a catatonic-like stare and I’d wonder where he’d gone.Continue reading “A Hero from the Mills of Lowell”

Did you Know this About May 5th?

We often think of Cinco de Mayo as the Mexican 4th of July. When it really was the day that the poor Mexican people bettered the rich and powerful French. Short history: After four years of civil war, Mexico owed millions in foreign debt. President Benito Juarez suspended payments of those debts for two years so that theyContinue reading “Did you Know this About May 5th?”

Another Tease, Please

We settled on the porch and listened to the sounds of the night. My dog eyed him skeptically. He sang a few notes of a song I’d never heard and scratched her head and back till she decided that he could be trusted. He then leaned back and began to play with my hair… I couldContinue reading “Another Tease, Please”