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Assorted Essays
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WORTH REMEMBERING
The story of Fred Ryan's short life.

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MOM & DAD
Observations from the youngest child.



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HERB SHELLANS
My father-in-law: a true Renaissance man.

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HARRIET SHELLANS
My mother-in-law: rather an enigma.

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HOLY HYPOCRISY, BATMAN
A spiritual journey goes terribly awry. (The names have been changed to protect the ineffectual).

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I DEEPLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU
An intimate recollection of personal pain.



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CARLOTTA, IS THAT YOU?
A favorite family yarn, as written by my mother. (And it's true, too!)

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OUR FIRST DOG
She was not related by blood, but we likely loved our first Fox Terrier Galena as much as we could have any child.

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TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
The kicky side of Sedona Rose, our second "canine daughter".



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