If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Friday, September 25, 2015

You thought you were going to slip by me this year, didn't you old man?

Well, wrong you are. You can't just check out on the same day that I checked in and not expect me to remember. Besides you old fool, I love you. Still. 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Baker Wants to Know...

About the Trip. 
About California. 
About the Dog Beach.

I'm guessing Bobo spilled the beans. What beans he had to spill. 

No more asking to go outside at bedtime. 

Baker's waiting.

For a story.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Bobo was promised a day at the Dog Beach while we're in California. He's very, very excited.

The thing is, Bobo has no idea what a Dog Beach is, a fact that sank in over the course of about three days, and has since required that we (by 'we' I mean I), explain to him, every night, about waves and sand and seagulls. About the smell of salt air, and seashells, and seaweed and how very small one feels on the Ocean's shore. Of course I must also name as many creatures as I know that call the water home, and describe, in detail, each dog  that might be there when we arrive, and oh, tell me again daddy about how absolutely no cats are allowed at any time.

He's such a country dog.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Apparently we have bears. Three of them. (They travel like that, you know, in threes). Real bears. Not the kind that I imaginate, (or enigmate). The kind of bears that helicopters come looking for. Honey-loving bears. 

Do I even need mention how badly I'd like to see one, or all of this clan, come strolling across my farm? 

Oh my.

Cross our fingers everyone.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fist bumping and 'killing it'.

Other than that, it's Home Sweet Home.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stealing Dreams

If I dream about a book. A book like no book I've ever read before. With pictures, the likes of which I've never seen anywhere else. Written and illustrated by a girl I, more or less, know. A girl who, in real life, is a fine writer and wonderful artist, but has yet to publish anything bound... 

     Is this dream book mine for the writing? 

     Or am I stealing?

                                        I feel like I'm stealing. 


Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Doctored Toad

We were talking about the color of my magic toad. Yes, he's red. Something to do with the clay in these parts, I reckon, though I truly don't have a clue. He could have been blushing, for all I know, mustering a spell of some sort.  

This little fella, however, magical as he appears, fell into some pond brine I had dumped out. Perfectly non-toxic stuff, though at full strength, I learned, isn't about to just wash off. A thorough scrubbing produced only this polished, cranky turquoise nugget, which was far better than the bottle green he was prior to bathing, but still, difficult to explain to friends and family, I'm sure.  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Something Else First ...

We're going to discuss my old man watching ... promise. But first ... let me ask you this ... 

     Have you ever been loading groceries into your car, quite convinced that you have the entire parking lot to yourself, and, bent over, head inside of your vehicle, released just a teency bit more than a teency bit of ... well ... gas? 

     And then, maybe, while you were gloating and relishing and arranging your canned goods in the seat so they wouldn't spill if slammed on the brakes later, did you by chance hear a young female voice behind you say, "Sir. Excuse me ... Sir." 

     And when you turned, was it the girl who bagged your items inside of the store standing there with a rather polite smile on her face, holding a bottle of conditioner she forgot to put into your cart?

     Was it? 

     Did you? 




     Oh. Okay. 

     Me neither.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


By the end of this year, I would like to ...
          A: Become more interesting than a frozen pizza, because, apparently I am not.
          and ...
          B: Have a bikini model’s beach butt, because my dog has more junk in his trunk than I do. And I don’t care how old and how white I am, that’s just not right.

          Next up: ‘Why I’m Checking Out Old Men’. 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Note of Caution

Call it the bane of a vivid imagination, but for years I was under the impression that an Old Testamenty kind of name, like, Zachariah, was required to contract Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. That since my primary mode of transportation didn’t have hooves, my britches suspenders or that I hadn’t gone bust in some misguided mining venture, posing for grim-faced tintypes as I pulled up stakes, I was reasonably immune to the disease. I figured the malady had fallen to the wayside somewhere around 1910, along with cookie dusters, and phrases such as ‘malady’ and ‘wayside’.

How wrong I was.

Beware the lowly tick, child. Beware.

Monday, February 16, 2015

On one hand...

It's not Vermont.

On the other hand...

           It's not Vermont.



Monday, February 2, 2015

So, I flopped on to my bed with my boy, Bo, fully intending to break bad on some blogging with my I-phone. 

I was fixed to get intimate with ya'll. Bring you up to speed. Hypothesize as to why my posts have diminished to tweets.Pathetic tweets at that. I was set to apologize, and with my thumbs, hope for a better tomorrow. 


Bo, unfortunately has gas. It's just awful. Funny, but awful. 

I'd say it has a great deal to do with the miscellaneous pig and deer parts strewn about my yard. But it really doesn't matter what it has a great deal to do with, because as you can clearly see from the photograph, I'm  in no position to...  well... dwell. 

Maybe next time.

Stay comfy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wisdom gleaned from the road, to and from work.

A bad night for possums makes a good day for buzzards.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


  Southern style...

Happy New Year ya'll!