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

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,[…]

May 2, 2011

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[…]

Dobby the Deer

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[…]

Boat Day

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[…]