We lost our dear Tasha last night, age 16. She was our baby from the time we were first married. Abandoned at four-weeks-old, weighing only one pound, and deaf, it was we who were the luckiest people on earth to become her mama and papa. Christmas 2010 we finally did something I’d always wanted to[…]
Splendid Summer is a new website by an old friend, my college roommate Mary Matthews. She has a new book out, “Splendid Summer,” available on Kindle at Amazon.com. It’s a mystery tale set in 1920’s San Diego. I helped Mary out setting up her website and doing the graphics. My dear white fuzzy cat, Tasha,[…]
Flag flying over the Flight 93 Memorial site in Shanksville, PA And where is that band who so vauntingly swore, That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and[…]
The dog portion of Puppy Bowl VII on Animal Planet held no interest for her, but Krystal was enthralled by the Kitty Half-Time Bowl. Geo commented she probably thinks it’s the best way to have kittens in the house–on the TV and not with her.
As I told to Husband his first winter here: 1. Green light does not mean ‘go’, it means check to see if the other direction can stop. The car sliding sideways through the intersection on a red has the right-of-way. 2. On a snowcovered road, if you sometimes see the lane stripes, ignore them. It[…]
Naturally it was right after the big foot-and-a-half snowstorm that I first saw the lone baby deer struggling through the snow toward the house. It’s rare to see a deer alone here. Usually they’re in groups of four to a dozen, except for the occasional lone buck. But this baby was alone. And little; barely[…]
It’s November 12th, and I’ve now passed through the first stage of Christmas Lights Denial. This is the stage where I sigh heavily, look around the place, and decide putting up lights is really far too much work and I Just Won’t Do Lights This Year. This stage begins to be a bit battered on[…]
It’s Boat Day today but, alas, not the good kind of Boat Day. We’re going up to the lake to take the boat out of the water for the season. Today is all about utility–getting the trailer hitched up, getting the boat over from where we dock to the boat launch, getting that huge pontoon[…]
Our sweet little Siamese girl, Sheba, thinks proper cat-parents should be furry like her. She loves her papa’s winter beard.