Chess for One - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Chess for One

I’ve always been a loner. I’m okay with that. But recently, I’ve started to think the amount of time I spend alone verges on abnormal, and maybe it’s time to do something about it. Not that I haven’t tried. I mean, I was married, which is always a sign that a person is taking the…

Magical Thinking - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Magical Thinking

I may be working too much these days. I caught myself thinking the other day that I could really go for a short stay in the hospital. Nothing life-threatening, mind you—maybe a gallbladder operation or something, where they’d have to keep me for a few days but I’d be just fine in the end. That’s…

The Track Walkers Return - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

The Track Walkers Return

It’s that time of year again—the mystical, magical month of May, when every overweight person in my town decides now is the time to “get in shape” and descends upon the high school track, conveniently located just across the street from my house. I greet the track walkers, as I call them, like the phenomenon…

Gum, Gum Everywhere - Addison L. Jones Blog - Blydyn Square Books

Gum, Gum Everywhere

I’ve got to ask: What is with all the gum, people? Lately, whenever I’m out walking my dog, Rosco, it takes every ounce of my concentration to keep vigilant and make sure he doesn’t step in a fresh pink or green wad that somebody has chosen to hawk onto the sidewalk. I mean, no joke.…