Comfort and Joy

A Christmas short story By Mary K. Tilghman   Pyotr Ilyich, the nutcracker The family had barely walked away, their decorating finished when two angels put down their instruments and looked at one another. And boy were they angry.  On the other hand, the snowman, a big round ball of a being dressed most inappropriately…

A writer walks into a bar…

  And orders up a short story. And then another. True story! Where was I? Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco. This flatiron shaped building near Chinatown and North Beach is owned by Francis Ford Coppola. I am drawn to it like the proverbial moth to a flame. It started as a newspaper office. Great filmmakers…