Breaking Ice Barriers

Image Source: Los Angeles Times “One day, a woman will make the National Hockey League, if no one prevents her.”  This may seem a preposterous statement, but Quebecer Manon Rhéaume proved it in her own life.  She was the first female goaltender to play for a boys' team.  In 1992, she was the first and …

Dinner with the Group

Jason glanced at his watch. In a few minutes, he, Michelle and a few other colleagues would be heading out of the office to have dinner at Hong Kong Kitchen. He pulled on his jacket and then went over to his desk to power off his computer before locking his drawers. Michelle stood at the …

The Dream

When I was a kid, I didn’t play much with my friends because I wasn’t any good at physical activities.  I hated going to gym because the kids made fun of me.  Then, one night I dreamt that I was an amateur athlete eligible for the Olympics.  That dream came true. 51 Words This was …

Invasion of Privacy

“Whatcha you doin’ up there?” Vonetta asked Carlo, her big brown eyes wide with curiosity as she looked up at him. “I’m trying to make a phone call,” he answered shortly.  “Now go and play or something.” “Is the call important?” Kids!  He sighed.  “Vonetta, I want to be alone.  I don’t want to be …

Heartstrings

"I love the way you play," he said. I smiled, flattered.  "Thank you." We were standing backstage at Carnegie Hall.  I had invited him to the performance and was thrilled that he actually came. "The way you played that piece it was as if you were telling a story.  You had me hooked." "Joshua Bell, …

The Autograph

He was walking down a busy street in downtown Manhattan, heading back to his hotel room when he saw her.  She was coming toward him--a very pretty girl in a white jacket over a black top and blue jeans.  He wasn't looking for anything because he was already in a relationship which he was having …

Dinner for Two

She was in the children's section, looking at the different books of Nursery Rhymes when she heard someone call her name.  She looked around and her heart leapt when she saw Tyler.   She hadn't seen him since last week Saturday.  He walked around the people milling about there and came and stood beside her. …

Unexpected News

"What is all the commotion?" Isabel asked as she removed her bonnet.  She could hear excited voices in the drawing-room.  She didn't dare go in.  "Is Elsie in trouble again?"  Elsie was her youngest sister.  She was a bit of a wild one, always managing to get herself in trouble and sending their mother in …

The Truth

"What are you doing?" she asked him, agitated.   "I am going to turn the pages for you," he said.   She was sitting at the piano about to play something while her aunt and her visitors were sitting in the drawing- room having tea.  "I can manage," she told him.   "Please, Helen.  I …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

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