Dry January

The final days of January 2021 are upon us. The final days of Dry January 2021 are upon us. Pictured here a “Virgin Bloody Mary.” It tastes pretty much like a Bloody Mary, less the vodka, of course. I bought the Bloody Mary mix (Agalima Organic, The Authentic Bloody Mary Mix) back in October thinkingContinue reading “Dry January”

Susan’s Birthday

Yesterday, Friday, January 8th, was Susan’s birthday. When I woke up on the day before, the 7th, I thought the 7th was the 8th. Before she woke (on the 7th), I scrambled to wrap her present and make her card. (See Freddy above sniffing at her card and present.) Soon she came out of theContinue reading “Susan’s Birthday”

A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves”

This is a favorite poem. “Kicking the Leaves” by Donald Hall.   Kicking the leaves, October, as we walk home together from the game, in Ann Arbor, on a day the color of soot, rain in the air; I kick at the leaves of maples, reds of seventy different shades, yellow like old paper; and poplarContinue reading “A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves””

Autumn Painting

Follow me. There is a path up ahead. I can see it. I have been here before. Follow me across the stone bridge. It is beautiful. Follow me. I have to finish painting. And then I came home to paint.

Summer Is Over

Tonight is the last night of summer. You can see autumn coming today in the color of the lace hydrangea leaves. Where did summer go? I have a record of sorts; a list of the everyday routines. I wake up when Freddy jumps out of bed. This happens between 5:00 and 5:30. Sometimes, but rarelyContinue reading “Summer Is Over”

An Interview with Bruce Barone

A few weeks ago, my friend,  Gretchen Smith Matthews,  an Inspirational Blogger, wrote on her website (Saving her words here on my site for remembrance.) “Bruce Barone is a professional photographer I ‘met’ through Instagram and who I’ve followed for about 2 years. I truly enjoy seeing the joy-filled photos he posts of his garden,Continue reading “An Interview with Bruce Barone”