• Rabbit unmasked!

    FINALLY! An image of a rabbit in flight is captured. It’s very tough to get a decent one, even with a camera at the ready; you can’t predict when the

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  • George Washington, Henry Winkler and Me

    [A story from years ago that still has relevance today.] ***”I tell her ‘No,’ and add ‘men’s colognes and soaps are a real tough sell on me. They smell too

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  • A Stripe Is Born

    An odd sort of radio commercial has recently been running on a.m. radio. It’s of the public-service variety. I’m not sure of the station since I listen a lot to

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  • NEWS BULLETIN: PRINCESS RUNS AWAY FROM HOME!

    Well, it’s not as dramatic as Mrs. O’Leary’s cow who reportedly kicked over a lantern and started The Great Chicago Fire. It is a good quick read, however. So how

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  • A Snake Tale

    Ernie sniffed him out. The snake, that is. It was a sun-rich, bye-bye to stormy weather day. Dog and I were inside my fenced, raised-bed garden cage. I was just

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The fix is in

I mean fix as in repair. Almost nothing is anymore, it’s simply thrown away. But, true to myself, I’ve dug in my heels and resolved to fix things that are broken. No more mindlessly adding them to the landfill. That’s not only to be considerate to the environment, but I miss the satisfaction of, “I DID IT,” with my own

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Drat, that dirt

It is called “gumbo”. No, it is not anything you can eat, at least not directly, not even with chicken and sausage. You grow things in it. Well……maybe. At a distance it looks black, closer it’s dark gray. [See the stuff at the top of this piece.] When it rains a lot, and you first-time-ever step into it – slurp

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In the beginning: Desk to Dirt

Every working day for almost forty years I accounted for every hour of work. I had to repeat that sentence to myself to comprehend it. Time cards, whether paper or electronic, had to be filled out, and formally submitted. No card, no pay. Every single hour, sometimes down to the half-hour, had to be recorded. A short description of the

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Wanted: Frog Companion

Having unique powers of interspecies observation and communication I offer the following from and about my resident frog, Fuzzy. In addition to divining what he says he needs, I can attest to his being of sound fitness and mind. And being one of my best tenants, I can assure you that he is respectful and pays on time. So here

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The $289.00 Bat

Despite the title, this isn’t an ode to a Louisville Slugger. It’s about a bat, as in, a creature of the night that’ll get caught in your wife’s pricey coif if she’s not careful. (*) Sure enough, the bat that’s the subject of this piece had chutzpah. I opened the door just a crack, and in he flew. Immediately he

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