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

Here’s Your Sign

                A redbird came knocking. I looked up from my comfy spot on the sectional. I just wrote a letter to my friend. Through my tears, I saw the beautiful cardinal on my sliding glass door looking at me. He knocked again, his beak tapping the glass. “Hello”, I said, or thought. A few seconds…… Continue reading Here’s Your Sign

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

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

Where Are You From?

“Where are you from?” This may be one of the first questions you put to a person who was a complete stranger only minutes before. I believe this question is the most quintessential of any query we may make to another. With these words, we are inviting the other to open up the door to…… Continue reading Where Are You From?

Obit for Boomer

Boomer was our little buddy. He was crazy and unique, full of doggy personality. Boomer loved to be with us always, especially when we traveled. He, along with Hogan who preceded Boomer in death in July of this year, have been on many road trips with us, to Texas twice, Florida and Ohio and most…… Continue reading Obit for Boomer

Strange Sighting

Yesterday as I whizzed around a corner in our small town, running errands, I did a double take as a small red car passed me. There in the back seat, staring straight ahead sat POTUS. I kid you not. I saw Donald J. Trump, 45th President of these United States in all his Orange glory,…… Continue reading Strange Sighting

Haunted Hogan Creek

The two sisters open the back door, holding the laundry basket between them. It is already quite dark outside; a starless night with no light anywhere. They were supposed to get these wet towels hung on the clothes line after dinner, before going up to their room.  Their mother had gotten home from work around…… Continue reading Haunted Hogan Creek

Mystery and Joy

Last week while I was driving down a side street in a small town in Indiana I saw something up ahead on the sidewalk that I could not figure out. It was sky blue, topped with a shiny silvery dome. And it was moving very slowly. As I neared the object and it became clear…… Continue reading Mystery and Joy