Some of my regulars, the couple with early dementia, have a crime fiction and thriller library of frankly mind-boggling size. It’s larger than some boo…
This is another part where I have to admit I’m bad at telling a chronological story. So, the first time I went to Florida after Dad died, we got a dogs…
I live in the hills behind a former company town. A two-lane county highway that bisects the village in the valley below us is lined with batt-and-boar…
I arrived at the address given to me by the cleaning app, guided there by Google Maps which signs me in on arrival. There's a locked gate. I check the …
So I was not entirely truthful when I said we threw out or burned everything from inside of Dad’s house, because there was one thing. It’s the box. Bac…
The clients are a young married couple, born about the time I graduated from college for the first time. On the up and up. The condo is decorated in th…
The client lives in one of those new suburbs on the edge of a city south of us. Long straight roads named for ranches whose families, one assumes, sold…
Well, this is going to be awkward. In the last few weeks I’ve had a number of people unsubscribe from this newsletter. The ones who have left a comment…
The mountain where I joined ski patrol is owned and operated by a father and son duo who live in a nearby city and whose main source of income is runni…
When I met them they seemed like any other couple enjoying retirement. A modest 3/2 bungalow tucked away in a sunny spot on the edge of high desert and…
And now we get to summer 1996 when, judging by the content, I was paying slightly more attention to politics. Also judging by the content I had a place…
It was about three months into the pandemic shutdown when I started to notice some changes. Houses that had been on the market in our area for a while …