Author: Mary Kunkel

Understanding Tech Support, Y’All

The other day, the calendar in my iPhone disappeared.  I’m sure I inadvertently did something to cause it to happen but I couldn’t for the life of me, figure out what — and I...

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Whose Story Is It??

I spent all of last week, hiding out at a writing workshop, in the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon. The instructors were well-known men and women — people with tons of experience, many published...

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Bits and Pieces Part Deux

I’ve been going through more old pictures and threw away a lot.  I got rid of the photographs of people that no one in the family seems to know — people who were friends...

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Bits and Pieces

  When one of our sons was here last week, he graciously agreed to spend some time and help me go through a box of old photographs.  We have several big boxes of pictures...

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Get Off My Lawn!

“Hey, kid…………get off my lawn!!”  When I was growing up, our block had a man who shouted a variation of this from his front porch, over and over, on a daily basis. He lived...

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Small Fish, Big Catch

When we were first married, my husband and I lived in a very small town.  One of my friends there had four children — three girls and a boy — all very young and...

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Cupcakes

When I saw a specialty cupcake store go into a strip mall not far away, I thought it’d never be a success.  Apparently I underestimated the love of sweets in the area because month...

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Still Crazy After All These Years

I was lucky enough to see Paul Simon in concert the other night.  The arena was packed to the rafters and his performance was amazing — several days later, I’m still feeling slightly amped...

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Thank You, Anne

A fictional short story that I wrote last year received recognition in three different places.  It was published in a book that was a regional anthology of short stories and poetry, it was included...

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When Plenty Isn’t Enough

One of my favorite Winnie the Pooh stories takes place when Pooh visits his good friend, Rabbit, and practically eats him out of house and home. Pooh comes in through the rabbit hole doorway and...

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