Taking a Chance

Taking a Chance

The spring I was seventeen, Bryon Tunnell Day in Tyler, Texas, 1963 was celebrated in the Rose Garden on the county fair grounds. I can’t remember why Mr. Tunnell needed a celebration, but someone thought he did, but that’s not important. Who was Bryon Tunnell? Texas Railroad Commissioner – but that’s not important. What is […]

Flip A Coin

Flip A Coin

How easy it has always been to think/wish myself away from my childhood. Easy to think that someone else could have adopted me, and my life would have been different/better. My life could have been decided by flipping a coin. Heads I go to live with Laura and Kenneth, tails I’m sent along another path. […]

Zen and the Bridge Table

Zen and the Bridge Table

I made simple blunders at the bridge table yesterday – blunders that I knew not to make and as usual could not figure out why. This morning brought more clarity – the answer is Zen. There was no Zen for me yesterday since I was too caught up in the left-brain quantitative bidding process, which […]