Murky and Mysterious

He holds his head high, looking squarely at the world without shrinking. He has not had an easy life. You can tell that he hasn’t, by the battered condition of his once handsome coat. What adventures has he known? What has he seen? What caused all those scrapes and tatters? He knows, but he doesn’t […]

A Real Life Mystery

A Real Life Mystery

Last night, I was watching a live presentation from a flooded area along the Texas coast. The reporter was standing on a higher, safe place, out of the water, and reporting on the flood in this coastal town. The streets were swimming with water, impassable. One stalled car already half-floated near the curb. The water […]

Did You Hear That Noise?

Did You Hear That Noise?

     It gives me a fright when things out of sight go bumping and thumping around. My limbs start to shake and I’m wide awake on hearing an Invisible Sound. What could it be? I’m too frightened to see, so I stay covered up in my bed. Will it go away? It may if […]

Edgar Allen Me

Edgar Allen Me

A reprint from a few years ago. With apologies to the great Edgar Allen Poe.   Something weird is in the air. It’s in my nose and ears and hair. Last night, I read a lot of Poe, and now, I can’t talk right no mo’. The things I say come out in rhyme; not […]

The Fairy Forts of Ireland

  Our bus driver and guide on the trip around Ireland was Bill Mahoney. I wish Bill could have sat down with us and talked more in-depth about the many intriguing places we saw from our bus windows or stopped at to briefly explore. Bill was a walking encyclopedia of Ireland and knew so much […]

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

The bushes in my backyard, green and flowering in warm weather,  become gray, drab sprigs in the winter. The birds don’t mind. When moonlight silvers the yard, they crowd deep into the thick twigs, twittering and chirping, discussing the day’s happenings,  content to be hidden by darkness and their stubbly cover. A few wild, forest […]

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