Learned Fear

His tiny feet lifted up as a hand grabbed one of the metal bars alongside. He pulled himself up one, then another, then…froze. Our little guy, all 40 pounds of him, a kid who has leapt before he looked more times than I’d truly like to count, suddenly froze. “I can’t do it. I’m scared,”Continue reading “Learned Fear”

Dear Cousin Gus…

When you were a kid, did you ever write a letter to a celebrity? Obviously, I’m talking in the days before the internet, email, etc. I have fond memories as a kid of (somehow) getting hold of some celebrity addresses and writing letters to Frank Gorshin, the actor/stand-up comedian known to many as The RiddlerContinue reading “Dear Cousin Gus…”