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 […]

Just Wonderin’ Why

Just Wonderin’ Why

Just Wonderin’… …what would happen, if, when a problem overwhelms, we suddenly started to sing. …what would happen if we responded to rudeness with, “God bless you.” …why, if we believe the Bible, we don’t act as if we do? …why I get a sinking sensation when the plumber’s first words are, “Oh, wow!” ….why […]

Moon Shadows on the Path

Moon Shadows on the Path

  Chapter 28 The rain stopped and I turned off my windshield wipers. About halfway to Myra’s home, I realized no one in the whole world knew where I was and that was not a good thing. I speed-dialed Cade but got no answer, only his voice mail. Leaving a message, I told him where […]

Craziness Is Contagious

Craziness Is Contagious

I’ve never seen a squirrel behave like the little fellow in my front yard this morning. Maybe he was from this year’s crop of new squirrels and was just realizing what fun it is to be alive. Maybe he had gotten hold of an especially spicy and invigorating breakfast. Some of the squirrels munch on […]

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