The Birthday Present

The Birthday Present

The son of one of my caregivers had a birthday last week. Victor was turning eleven. I’d met him once when María brought him to visit. He was sweet and shy around me, an innocent ten-year old who was excited to meet a gringa. María had told me that his birthday...
Happiest of Birthdays, Sir Paul

Happiest of Birthdays, Sir Paul

After a shopping trip last week, I sat in the car to look over the bill. My visits to Walmart usually aren’t very costly, but this bill seemed high. I mentally tallied each item. The blood pressure cuff that I’d thought was $28 turned out to be $45. Must...

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