Editor’s Note–TFF Issue 28

Root cause analysis is important. Years ago, I owned a Chevy S-10 pickup truck. It had a rotted tailgate; it shifted like I was trying to push a toothpick through modeling clay; and it would occasionally send perfume bursts of gasoline fumes into the cab when the fuel injectors malfunctioned. But I thought it was […]

Shiny Wing Lips

I bought a sleeveless workout sweatshirt from Goodwill. When I worked out in it for the first time, I sweated through it at the base of my sternum in the shape of a pair of lips. Not just any lips; huge, come on, Marilyn Monroe lips. In previous workouts, I’ve sweated through other t-shirts and […]

WWSD?

Ella and I were talking about when I saved Anna, my oldest daughter, two-years-old at the time in 2009, from entanglement with the pull-string on the mini-blinds and when I did a one-arm-out-the-corner-of-my-eye save of a friend’s son when the son, maybe five-years-old at the time, had jumped off the back of the couch and […]

Channeling Pesci

My youngest daughter, Ella, wrote a series of stories called The Witch’s Spell. In it, the characters often go back and forth saying, “Okay?” “Okay,” over and over to the point of madness. This reminded me of Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2. My daughter is channeling Joe, I thought. The old classics were coming […]