Sounds of summer passing

Ah summer, how we love thee.  The afternoon drone of the cicadas is now transitioning into the riotous nighttime rampage of the male katydids suggesting that summer is past it’s prime. Should have called them katydon’ts! A deafening warning attempting to drive us inside before that one mosquito which has been laying in wait all … [Read more…]

End of July

……………..There was something I wanted to say……….?  Maybe if I sit here long enough it will come to me……….Nope. After avoiding it for years, I recently joined Instagram and Susan enrolled me in Face book.  Now I get many e-mails and requests to be friends with hundreds, and that’s not a misprint, yes hundreds of … [Read more…]

Baby Teeth. How I miss them!

Good morning! The airlines are ecstatic that my mother’s house is nearly sold and we’re back in the air again. After years of being very careful to avoid overexposure to radiation from dental x-rays we have now spent enough time at high altitude that we give off a slight glow in the dark.  Helpful at my … [Read more…]

Hi HO!

“Hi Ho!” – so sayeth one of the great literary geniuses of the 20th and 21st centuries who recognized in  all of us, as individuals and as societies, the irony of our madness, our genius, our vulnerabilities, our evil twins, our capacity for love, our ability to dismantle it and our willingness to stumble through this life … [Read more…]

Vero Beach -The Journey

“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventures.  Let the noon find you by other shores and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played…………………………..” There is much more to this quote by Henry David Thoreau,  words that I long ago … [Read more…]

St. Baldrick the bold…er…bald?

Welcome back ladies, gentlemen, the not so ladylike, the not so gentle and those yet undecided.  You know……….if you’re fully engaged in the act of living it’s difficult to take the time to record the events of one’s life without sacrificing more living.  Such is my current conundrum, condition, quandary and might one say dilemma? … [Read more…]

7 March 2017

“Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world.”  Oscar Wilde There is a lot more science now than there was when Oscar wrote that,  but irrationality seems to have no trouble keeping pace! When last I cluttered your in-box with news from the front, … [Read more…]

I’ll Look for You in Old Honolulu-a!

Hi Ho! Time certainly has a way of escaping us, like Houdini out of a straight jacket, and before we know it we’re a few days farther along the path.  The path now unfortunately strewn with broken shards of misadventure, opportunities lost,  moments squandered gazing into the abyss, empty wine bottles, used dental floss, a … [Read more…]

Where we are – 31 Jan 2017

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light……………………………………………………………?                 On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep…………………………………………….. We strain to see through the fog, uneasy, uncertain, perhaps angry, frightened maybe.  When the fog lifts will we see a world contorted and distorted as … [Read more…]