I flushed the toilet just for you!

"I even flushed the toilet just for you!" When I was little, we had a house designed with the kitchen and living space downstairs on the main floor and upstairs, on the top floor, we had the bedrooms and the bathroom. It was a standard 70's house: square, functional, unimaginative, home. The only problem with…

When you wish upon a star

I remember the very clear feeling of standing in the front yard with my mother looking at at the stars. "There's the first star!" she would cry. "Make a wish!" Those nights were cool and crisp and invariably winter because I had an early bedtime, but I can still hear her voice. That was an…