Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I recently planted two ash trees.  They seem to take the heat fairly well.  I'm so pleased to notice new leaves are growing.  That's when I'm told they're out of danger.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Second Grade

Some kids are back in school, some aren't depending on where they live.  How sad they look.  I looked like that on my way to school.  No school bus. I got a bicycle at some point.  When I was little I used to get so worried about school I'd throw up.  Of course that prompted my father to relentlessly tease me or do anything to up the pressure.

One day I went off to a little creek about a mile from out house.  I never went to school that day.  Mostly sat around and caught crawdads.  It wasn't much fun.  But I'd brought my lunch.  Went home at the usual time.  Figured I'd get in trouble.  Nobody ever seemed to notice.  Felt better about school after that.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fur trader

It's 100 degrees in the shade and some guy's sitting in the back of his truck trying to sell fur coats.  I don't know if the coats are mink or rat.  I do know they're on the back of a pickup truck.  

It's not uncommon around here to see people parked on a vacant lot hawking objects de art,  But I've never seen somebody trying to sell fur coats.  It just seems so totally wrong somehow.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

poly ticks

Didn't turn on the telebibision once yesterday.  Not one word about Trump.  Simple bliss it was.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

more on trees

Even more about trees, well a bush anyway. Lightning took it out during a really violent storm last week. This thing has some nasty looking thorns on it. Got to cut the dead thing up. Not looking forward to it.  That lightning strike was only about 15 feet from my house.  Think it can't happen to you?  Fifteen feet.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Trees part 2

Well, my new tree has not died yet.  It's a ashe good for desert climates.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


I was thinking up story  titles for some burned out copy writer.

Bunch of birds fly around resort town.  Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

Cleaning lady loses her shoe.                 Cinderella.

Some guy buys a lamp at the bazar.           Aladdin.

Old miser sees ghosts.                            A Christmas Story

Some guy in France steals a loaf of bread and gets arrested            Les Miserable.

A woman thinks she can spin golden thread      Rumplestiltskin

People go around burning books.                              Fahrenheit 451

A prince goes around kissing dead girls.               Snow White