Archives for: July 21st, 2017

Happy Birthday, Happy Whistler

Written by on July 21, 2017

I pressed the play button on my iPhone voicemail and out came a joyful noise. A friend was puckering and blowing for my birthday. About halfway through, the creaky sound was supplanted by giggling, and then followed by renewed efforts to finish what the friend had started. I smiled broadly. It warms my heart when […]

Happy Birthday, Becky

Written by on May 31, 2017

The plane has just left the gate, rumbling toward the runway. Turkish Air headed from Istanbul to Hong Kong. My body was still adjusting to the radical time change, so I was eager to close my eyes for a few hours. My cell phone vibrated. It was my wife Kristen, asking if I had whistled […]