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Riley the Rollerblade Bird

24 Jun , 2021  

I was so stunned, I didn’t even think to take pictures. We had been on vacation for a week. My daughter had left her Rollerblades on a chair on our back porch; they’d been there for weeks, if not months, and she had outgrown them. I should have simply thrown them out, I suppose. But […]

A hostile takeover

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Here Come The Spyders

24 Jun , 2021  

I know why you’re here. You have questions, right? Too many loose ends, too many incomplete stories. You tried connecting the dots, but you need more info. You want some answers, and you want them now. Fair enough. You’ve come to the right place. It’s my job to tell you what you want to know […]

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grayscale photo of man in sweater vest sitting on bench

Uncategorized, Writing

The Inconstant Blogger

24 Jun , 2021  

It is a poorly-kept secret that I have been writing “elsewhere” and not on this blog, the last couple of weeks.  My friend Rasheed Hooda, who once declared me Queen of the No-Niche Bloggers, likes to do to me what I so blithely do to others. Like the Pied Piper, but instead of a flute […]

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OK, Doomer…

24 Jun , 2021  

Not gonna lie. Having my first post on Imgur go “Most Viral” (in a good way!) in under two hours was kind of fun. OK, Doomer

Sunshine through the trees at Kickerillo Mischer Park in Houston, Texas

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Sunny Sundays

24 Jun , 2021  

Nothing like a walk in the park to get fit, strong, and healthy.

Nothing like traditional Scottish shortbread to blow all that outta the water!

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Notre Dame #AtoZChallenge #WATWB

19 Apr , 2019  

Morning brought shock, sadness, but a glimmer of hope. The two bell towers still stood.

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Killin’ It! #AtoZChallenge

14 Apr , 2019  

The (hap)hazards of modern time management, and little known lexicographical news!

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Exergasia and Eustathia #AtoZChallenge

5 Apr , 2019  

If you haven’t guessed by now (or have failed to follow the breadcrumbs) this month’s poetry has mostly been based on rhetorical figures of the same names, and through these little verses, I attempt to provide examples (along with a little sly wordplay, as in the last verse).

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Travel, Uncategorized, Visual Perspectives

Old Friends, Newly Met

28 Dec , 2018  

I have many friends who live in the little box under my desk. Now and then, I’m lucky enough to meet them, face to face, sometimes decades after cementing our friendships online. In 2016, I posted an interview by my friend Todd Kruse of artist Carl Yoshihara. Those two have taught me to appreciate abstract […]

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#Inktober2018, Uncategorized, Visual Perspectives

Spell #Inktober #Inktober2018

4 Oct , 2018  

For my son… He’ll know why.

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Summer Adventures!

3 Jul , 2018  

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Location Sharing: How and Why (Not)?

28 Apr , 2018  

It’s not a new feature, but I stumbled across Google Maps Location Sharing almost by accident, one weekend, while walking in the park. It seemed prudent to share my location with a few family members and nearby friends, in case I dropped dead of heat exhaustion or got eaten by an alligator. I kid you […]

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Spring Showers MAY Bring May Flowers to the Garden

17 Mar , 2018  

Spring has sprung with a vengeance – flinging us from 40ºF to 84ºF in the blink of an eye. I have stare-downs from the kitchen table with the garden gnome. Is it just me, or has he moved since I last mentioned him here? I’m pretty sure he does that just to freak me out. […]

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A Quick Look Back on Things Worth Remembering from 2017

31 Dec , 2017  

It is always worth remembering – and reminding each other: #InDarknessBeLight. After saying “goodbye and don’t let the door hit you in the behind” to 2016, I signed up for the We Are the World Blogfest (#WATWBF). I thought that the blogfest sounded like a terrific way to counter all the negative news 24/7 and to […]

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If we were having coffee

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If We Were Having Coffee…

23 Dec , 2017  

Or tea, or #covfefe, I would put on a fresh pot instead of drinking this lukewarm swill from seven o’clock this morning. I’d Wish You All the Good Things If we were having coffee, I would wish you a merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not. I’d also wish you a happy whatever-you-choose-to-celebrate, all […]

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Don’t Judge

5 Dec , 2017  

This was lunch.