The old man was delivering seedlings to a nursery in a beat-up truck — its platform fenced in by scrap-wood panels. It was the start of a new day: The man wore a yellow shirt — loud as unmitigated sunshine. A shovel jutted up from the center of his flatbed— its handle to the sky, […]


The ducks had trust in the two little girls who were approaching. Actually, the ducks were Canadian geese. Elegant creatures that added class to the playground. One girl’s name was Brooklyn, and her mother assured her the geese would not attack. Brooklyn’s younger sister threw grass at them, offering it as food. The other day […]