My Dog is an Addict

Boat ride to Island. (l-r) Max, Lenny, Little Girl It started when she spent the day with her cousin Lenny and his older brother, Max, on the Island, a small land mass with cottage, 2 decks, fire pit, outdoor furniture and trees, all sitting in the middle of Lake Webster. Lenny is a crazy little…… Continue reading My Dog is an Addict

My Lifelong Love Affair With a Bug

My red-eyed Bug-Beau Cicadas in N. Kentucky It started in 1953 in Dayton, Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River, the year I was born. Of course I don’t remember meeting him, since I was only two months old when he arrived. But I do recall the fossilized shell of one of his nymphs.…… Continue reading My Lifelong Love Affair With a Bug

Suffer Fools Lightly

I have not been able to write anything coherent for the last few days regarding what happened in our Capitol this week.  My mind is a mess, my heart is heavy, I feel like a loved one has just died. I am raw. But something different emerged in me yesterday. Anger.  Pure unadulterated visceral righteous…… Continue reading Suffer Fools Lightly

The In-Between Time

We are in the In-Between Time. All of us on this planet are. For me personally, this strange place started last year, when Joe and I began talking about our future. We discussed many possible paths we could take. Most seem(ed) very plausible. Some not so much. We are still in this discussion stage. Nothing…… Continue reading The In-Between Time

Nothing New Under the Sun

I haven’t been writing on my blog for some time now. I just couldn’t bring myself to write one more snarky political opinion piece about the shit-show in Washington and the great divide. I do not delude myself into thinking that what I write will change a person’s mind. But now I feel something different…… Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun

On Lock-Down and Laying Down One’s Life

I am stuck here, mostly sitting with my left leg propped up with ice on it to keep swelling down, (I had knee replacement surgery March 18th) doing nothing productive. The first few days I was either too dopey or hurting too bad to come up with anything to write or even talk about and…… Continue reading On Lock-Down and Laying Down One’s Life

Prologue

Galveston, Royal Caribbean Cruise, and New Orleans: From December 5 till December 16, 2019 we had another awesome vacation. We did Dickens on the Strands in Galveston, Texas, did a 7 day Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston and stopped for a night in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The best part was the company. Here’s  a…… Continue reading Prologue

On the Road to Texas

Thurs. Dec 5th   On the Road Me, Joe, JR and Jackie drove to Bryant Arkansas, almost 10 hours with a Cracker Barrel breakfast stop and numerous rest stops for stretching our legs and relieving our bladders.  JR and Jackie had driven to Kentucky from North Webster Indiana after work the day before. It was 30…… Continue reading On the Road to Texas

Galveston Texas

Sat. Dec 7th Galveston Breakfast and coffee in hotel lobby. Another nice day, 60s and sunny. We drove down to the Historic Strand district, in Galveston, near the harbor. We found the long-term EZ Cruise parking on Santa Fe Street for tomorrow. We walked a bit then headed back to our hotel.            Later we walked…… Continue reading Galveston Texas

Out to Sea

Sun. Dec 8th Liberty of the Seas Deloris’s birthday. She’s 49. OMG!! We took our time checking out of Hampton. By 11 am we were leaving car at EZ Cruise where we and our luggage boarded the shuttle to the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, our home for the next 7 days. We joined a…… Continue reading Out to Sea