Gary Yordon

No Workable Answer

Sylverarts and Tevfik Goksel Arikan / iStock / Getty Images Plus It was a perfect Sunday. Berneice and I had just come back from an inspiring walk in the woods and were lying on the bed having some sweet pillow…

Midlife Diet

Illustration by jesadaphorn / iStock / Getty Images Plus It’s the oldest story in the book. Man falls asleep on couch. Man wakes up groggy and must have a bite of something sweet. Man has a forkful of pecan pie.…

The Eternal Optimist

Sabelskaya / Shutterstock.com In the river behind my parents’ Daytona Beach home, there’s an artificial reef made entirely of blueberry pancakes. My father always got up early on Sunday mornings and got busy in the kitchen. By the time my…

The Google

Illustration by Dan Heywood / Shutterstock.com My 89-year-old mother could hardly contain herself when she called to tell me that she had found a place where she could get all kinds of senior discounts. When I asked where, she said,…

The Hammerhead

Illustration by Jennifer Ekrut and stickerama / Shutterstock.com I knew a guy who worked at a sawmill for 25 years. He has 2½ fingers left. I totally get it. It’s not that I’m not allowed to do home repair projects,…