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Dancing at the Highball

Sun, 4 Jan 2015, 12:50 AM (-06:00)

1.  We could see them from the sidewalk. They were expecting us, and their front door was open. But as it often is with us, we were running late. So as they waited for us with their front door open, they evidently found themselves with some time on their hands. And so as we walked […]

Dancing the Night Away

Fri, 2 Jan 2015, 09:50 AM (-06:00)

Happy New Year !

Early to Rise

Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:10 PM (-06:00)

We rose at 5:30, as we often do. Who knows why. Perhaps it was my cough. Perhaps Trudy had again displaced me on 90% of the bed and I was shivering with only a sliver of blanket to keep me warm. Or most likely it was the dogs who seem this year to have never […]

In the Drizzle

Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 10:40 AM (-06:00)

In the drizzle out there somewhere is a beetle trying to stay dry. That beetle that was lumbering along on that log beneath the Live Oak trees. Lumbering along and then climbing up a Morning Glory vine in search of … something. And in the drizzle out there somewhere is a lizard trying to stay […]

That Last Light of Day

Tue, 9 Sep 2014, 07:35 PM (-06:00)

It was hot this afternoon when the sun was up. And running the hills was grueling. My pace couldn’t have been more than a walk on that last climb. But now it was over. The sun had just set behind the hills. A breeze was blowing in the open windows of my car as I […]

Our Monterey Oak

Mon, 12 May 2014, 09:30 PM (-06:00)

We stood out front briefly. We had just returned home from a weekend away. Ben had fed the dogs and was leaving. He had a weary look on his face, too tired to talk for long. And he was distracted by an incoming call once or twice. As he stood there, he looked across the […]

Snakes in the Grass

Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 09:56 AM (-06:00)

There are snakes in the grass, here. We know it. The dogs know it. The birds know it.  1. On the patio I came home the other day, arriving before the fair and industrious Trudy which fact consequently bestowed upon me the task of server of dinner kibble. This is usually the gist of the […]

All That Rain

Mon, 7 Apr 2014, 07:54 PM (-06:00)

From the street, you could see clouds in the west. From the highway, you could see dark skies. From the overpass, you could see towering thunderheads with dark black foundations and columns climbing into the sky where here and there there were breaks in the clouds that revealed vistas of billowing white and gold against a […]

Irises on a Cloudy Day

Mon, 31 Mar 2014, 09:12 AM (-06:00)

The sunshine of yesterday is gone, although they say on the radio that the it might return in the afternoon. The wind chimes are chiming in a warm, springtime breeze. The Irises by the street are standing tall. I saw Mary looking at them as she drove by.

Irises et al

Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 08:06 AM (-06:00)

So they came into town, my family did. My aunt. My brother and sister-in-law. My niece from Berkeley. My other niece soon to be (perhaps) from Austin. My nephew. And my mother. They came to town as the weather was oscillating wildly between warm, spring, sunshiny days and cold and dreary. Except the Berkeley niece, […]