Linda Downing

Living long and well

A friend of mine screeched to a scary stop not long ago, just in time to keep her car from hitting a fellow human — rendering her very real punch line: “I almost killed the undertaker.” We laughed, but between that, another birth...
Updated: 2 months ago

Testing honeybees and humans

Contests unnerve me, perhaps, because the word “tests” lurks inside them. I have won and lost, gleaned honorable mention and nothing. In a world of “good, better, best” and “bad, worse, worst,” I work best on...
Updated: 2 months ago