Writing Through the Hourglass

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” Since 1965— fifty-five years and counting— those words have introduced one of the remaining dramas on daytime television. All the other soap operas have changed their openings with more contemporary...

The Bowler Hat Man

Beany never thought of herself as a rule breaker because she wasn’t a rule follower. A lot of rules were needed for someone to be a follower. Beany didn’t have rules in her life— maybe some, but they were more like expectations— so she abided by them. She ate what was...