A Lot to Celebrate!

Leo Cawley hadn't slept much.  The flight from France had been pleasant enough but it always took him a few days to adjust to the time change, and perhaps the altitude as well.  The sky still dark, he descends the stairs from his flat to the shop below, retrieving the newspapers The Seattle Times, The …

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A Great Friend of the Arts World

Leo's email pings, and he sees a new message from Mingan, Subject: OPEN HOUSE.  He clicks and balloons and confetti fill his screen.  “He's a natural,” Leo thinks with a swell of pride.  “Too bad I won't be back in time.” He realizes he hadn't given much thought to the shop or how it was …

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Oh, Don’t Try to Save Me!

Ned lets out a low whistle as he follows Mingan into the shop.  “Nice job, man.”  He surveys the resurfaced exposed brick walls, live edge wood shelving, antique carved marble and wrought iron display tables, and, finally, the refinished stone and hardwood floor. “I guess it does look pretty good.”  Mingan says with a touch …

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