"Turn left, your seat is down the aisle this way," the flight attendant kindly pointed out as she steered me toward my ENORMOUS seat!
Left? I had never turned LEFT on a plane before. I always turn right with my soggy airport sandwich . . .
With news of the unexpected passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there's a sudden opening on the Supreme Court bench that will need to be filled in short order. I'm not sure who President Obama will be identifying for this coveted life-term position OR that a Republican Senate will ever confirm his nominee, what with a presidential election looming later this year, but suffice it to say, that my husband, Cliff, would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice - just in case anyone's asking.
"How's your mother-in-law's apartment?" my client asked. "I loved the piece you wrote about the rain because we were going through exactly the same thing," Allan confided with a small laugh (patriots in arms). We had an inch of water in the lower level room to mop out the next day."
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 15 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.