Something came up, sory cn’t makeit. - Gary Abby ponders the text, and her evening gladness relinquishes to sadness. A voice hisses, “I told you so. You are not popular. Your date doesn’t even want to see you.” The dead words drift . . . . . linger. . . . . and settle… Continue reading Text Msg
Planning a project, shopping for lumber and hardware, power equipment, and the smell of fresh-cut lumber. “Mmmmmm, I love the smell of fresh cut wood in the morning.” . . . “and coffee” . . . “and bacon". . . "and eggs.” I’m talkin’ quality “Me time.” A simple improvement to the travel trailer would… Continue reading Do You Like My Drawers?
“Look honey, look there under the tree!” Lori’s husband Peter, and the realtor Brenda, turned their focus to the back yard. Lori was transfixed on the precious setting. Peter studies the fresh mulch, the durable metal table and chairs, and of course the dappled shade. Brenda waits for it, and just when Peter looks at… Continue reading The Precious Setting
Two best buddies stood in the entryway with travel bags in hand. Melissa’s only child, her little man, was home. Andrew mirrors the same grin as his elder travel mate. Melissa resisted scooping up Andrew and asked, “So how did the trip go?” “We hiked over a mountain. The road was closed and we slept… Continue reading The Same Grin
Dear Reader, I want to introduce you to Caralyn. She lives in New York, she is an actress, and has an active blog titled BeatyBeyondBones. Her website address derives from her battle with Anorexia. She did journal her experience, and now works at helping others to better understand how “ED” (eating disorder) is a thief… Continue reading Anorexia, what is it good for?
Cancer, what is it good for? It does make for overdue phone conversations, and visits. That's about it. Which is a lot. It gets you thinking about how valuable life is. The quote “Don’t worry about the small stuff, and It’s all small stuff” comes to mind. My sister Les focused on the positive. I… Continue reading Cancer, what is it good for?
“Looks like he was up to something Bill.” Detective William Robert slowly pans his flashlight across the field. “Tell me Earl, does the grass look matted down over there?” “It sure is Bill Bob.” Once again Detective Robert dismisses his partner’s dull wit. “Hey Earl, go stand by that stump, I wanna see something.” Earl… Continue reading Bad Grass Bill
The video is a compilation of still shots using a Ken Burns style of motion, sound tracks, short videos. Apple redesigned their iMovie program so much so I have not wanted to work in that medium for years. Someday I will learn it all over again. As of yet, someday is a way's off. Note video… Continue reading Vieques 2014
Anger is simmering along side Felicie Boucher’s passionate fascination of family roots. Touring France with Georgette, the self-proclaimed family historian she hears of yet another war memorial. “Felicie, your great grandfather Philippe Boucher’s memorial is there, second column twenty-fifth name from the top.” 104 years earlier Philippe never saw the adrenaline charged 30 centimeter bayonet… Continue reading My Children
Amanda bursts up pointing, “Daddy look, there’s one!!” My sightline follows her tiny arm. “Do you see it daddy?” “Oh my word, yes I do honey.” Of all imaginable things there stands a unicorn grazing in the meadow below. With each step electric glitter falls from its underbelly. “Daddy catch it for me. Will you… Continue reading Electric Glitter