Checking Out on the Fourth

Checking Out on the Fourth

My bottle of maple syrup sat suspended on the conveyor belt as the check-out clerk finished with the customer in front of me. Just the maple syrup, that was all I had stopped for. I was in the “15 items or less” aisle, so it would be a quick trip. The clerk scanned my...
One Woman: The Unknown Soldier

One Woman: The Unknown Soldier

How a conversation starts with a stranger never seems straightforward. My friend Kelly and I, and her two boys, had gone downtown for a festival, and as we were leaving, we decided to stop at the Subway sandwich shop to buy bottles of water. While we were there, Kelly...