If you say something, looking for a response from your spouse or partner or parent, will they respond to your “bid for engagement?” Because that’s what it is – a bid for them to engage with you. If yes, good. If not… well, feel better fast by making a great truly Southwest black bean soup!
Ned White is a writer, novelist, crossword puzzle constructor, humorist, traveler through 49 states, and at times a danger in the kitchen. He lives with his wife in South Thomaston.