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Monday, February 6, 2023

Patti Koltes

Real Life © by Patti Koltes. Contact her at pkoltes@gmail.com.

Real Life – A fish story

I’ve never given much consideration to fish, or so I thought. After looking over my husband’s photos from a recent angling trip, however, it...

Real Life – A bottle day

When I awakened to the thermometer trumpeting sixty-six degrees, plus observed no moisture dripping down my windows, I enthusiastically threw cushions onto our patio...

Real Life – Three days of solitude

From my upstairs porch rocker, I watch the world awaken. Seemingly endless rain has rendered the yard muddy, the air sodden. A small frog, unfazed...

Real Life – Take Two

After years of homelessness, our long-unused dog stroller found its place, hanging in a closet, well out of sight. What satisfaction we felt! One small...

Real Life – Chill

Though scores of us like to fuss about this protracted winter, personally it has been marvelous for chipping away at those jobs I ignore...

Real Life – Big trip, small world

When a much-anticipated educational trip we had booked many months ago was cancelled due to political unrest, my disappointment was intense. Midwestern winters being what...

Real Life – Noble truths

One afternoon many decades ago, we visited my husband’s elderly grandmother, Mimi. Mimi wistfully reminisced that in her busy younger life, she had set...

Real Life – Alley Cats

On a recent Sunday, my husband and I joined a worldwide group over 90 million strong. Much to the amusement of people who know...

Real Life – Transformers

I am one of those people who writes Christmas letters. Some years are more eventful than others, but with the birth of our first...

Real Life – Pie

Cooking from scratch was rare during my childhood. Perhaps my parents, reared on produce from Victory Gardens and chickens raised in the back yard,...